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Tom M. van Engers, Knowledge Management: The Role of Mental Models in Business Systems Design. Ph.D. thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax and Customs Administration)

Tom M. van Engers, Knowledge Management: The Role of Mental Models in Business Systems Design.... Artificial Intelligence and Law 11: 63–67, 2003. Book Review TomM.van Engers, Knowledge Management: The Role of Mental Models in Business Systems Design. Ph.D. thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Belasting- dienst (Dutch Tax and Customs Administration), Apeldoorn, 2001, 188 pp. (SIKS Dissertation Series No. 2001-11) The learned society of AI and Law seeks to grasp the nature of legal knowledge and legal reasoning. This is done with the aim of getting a better understanding of the law and providing tools and methods for managing legal knowledge. In my opinion, AI and Law research has traditionally focused on using (rather clean) formal mod- eling techniques. The corresponding research methods depend on philosophical evidence and mathematical proof without much regard for the social and societal nature of the law. This is because, from a formal modeling perspective, individual predispositions distort the model’s objectivity. In his book Knowledge Management: The Role of Mental Models in Business Systems Design Tom van Engers tries to incorporate the social factor by Loc- ating knowledge in mental models. For his conceptualization of mental models he builds upon ideas and methods from behavioral sciences on learning styles. With this approach he gives an explanation for productivity of knowledge work- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Artificial Intelligence and Law Springer Journals

Tom M. van Engers, Knowledge Management: The Role of Mental Models in Business Systems Design. Ph.D. thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax and Customs Administration)

Artificial Intelligence and Law , Volume 11 (1) – Oct 6, 2004

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Computer Science; Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics); International IT and Media Law, Intellectual Property Law; Philosophy of Law; Legal Aspects of Computing; Information Storage and Retrieval
ISSN
0924-8463
eISSN
1572-8382
DOI
10.1023/B:ARTI.0000013392.33797.40
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Artificial Intelligence and Law 11: 63–67, 2003. Book Review TomM.van Engers, Knowledge Management: The Role of Mental Models in Business Systems Design. Ph.D. thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Belasting- dienst (Dutch Tax and Customs Administration), Apeldoorn, 2001, 188 pp. (SIKS Dissertation Series No. 2001-11) The learned society of AI and Law seeks to grasp the nature of legal knowledge and legal reasoning. This is done with the aim of getting a better understanding of the law and providing tools and methods for managing legal knowledge. In my opinion, AI and Law research has traditionally focused on using (rather clean) formal mod- eling techniques. The corresponding research methods depend on philosophical evidence and mathematical proof without much regard for the social and societal nature of the law. This is because, from a formal modeling perspective, individual predispositions distort the model’s objectivity. In his book Knowledge Management: The Role of Mental Models in Business Systems Design Tom van Engers tries to incorporate the social factor by Loc- ating knowledge in mental models. For his conceptualization of mental models he builds upon ideas and methods from behavioral sciences on learning styles. With this approach he gives an explanation for productivity of knowledge work-

Journal

Artificial Intelligence and LawSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 6, 2004

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