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Author Bench-Capon, T.J.M. ♦ Visser, P.R.S.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1997
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Subject Keyword Ontologies ♦ Law ♦ Legal factors ♦ Information systems ♦ Knowledge based systems ♦ Informatics ♦ Computer science ♦ Databases ♦ Vocabulary ♦ Knowledge acquisition
Abstract The problem of open texture is long established in legal information systems. It is pervasive and needs to be addressed by any system able to deal with cases which are not entirely straightforward. Many systems have tried to deal with this problem, and normally they are divided into rule based, case based and statistical approaches. We look at these systems from a different perspective, that of ontologies. We first say what ontologies and open texture are. Next we review a range of approaches to open texture, and the domain conceptualisations which underlie them. We then discuss two ontologies which have been proposed for use in legal information systems, with particular reference to their treatment of open texture. Finally we identify a number of choices, which help determine the approach to open texture, and which are orthogonal to the particular representation technique used.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Comput. Sci., Liverpool Univ., UK (Bench-Capon, T.J.M.)
ISBN 0818681470
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1997-09-01
Publisher Place France
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 590.91 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 192
Ending Page 197


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library