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09.03.2018 Open Access

Bending the law: geometric tools for quantifying influence in the multinetwork of legal opinions

Legal reasoning requires identification through search of authoritative legal texts (such as statutes, constitutions, or prior judicial opinions) that apply to a given legal question. In this paper, using a network representation of US Supreme …


On legal contracts, imperative and declarative smart contracts, and blockchain systems

This paper provides an analysis of how concepts pertinent to legal contracts can influence certain aspects of their digital implementation through smart contracts, as inspired by recent developments in distributed ledger technology. We discuss how …


Automatic semantic edge labeling over legal citation graphs

A large number of cross-references to various bodies of text are used in legal texts, each serving a different purpose. It is often necessary for authorities and companies to look into certain types of these citations. Yet, there is a lack of …


RuleRS: a rule-based architecture for decision support systems

Decision-makers in governments, enterprises, businesses and agencies or individuals, typically, make decisions according to various regulations, guidelines and policies based on existing records stored in various databases, in particular …

22.02.2018 Open Access

Narration in judiciary fact-finding: a probabilistic explication

Legal probabilism is the view that juridical fact-finding should be modeled using Bayesian methods. One of the alternatives to it is the narration view, according to which instead we should conceptualize the process in terms of competing …

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This journal contains information on theoretical or empirical studies in artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, jurisprudence, linguistics, or philosophy that address the development of formal or computational models of legal knowledge, reasoning, and decision making. It also includes in-depth studies of innovative artificial intelligence systems that are being used in the legal domain as well as gives space to studies that address the ethical and social implications of the field of artificial intelligence and law.

In addition to original research contributions, this journal includes a Book Review section; a series of Technology Reports describing existing and emerging products, applications and technologies; and a Research Notes section of occasional essays posing interesting and timely research challenges.

Financial support for the Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Law is provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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