After an elaboration of the three primitives, the uses of the abstract model are illustrated by the analysis of central topics of law. Then we discuss heuristic guidelines for legal knowledge representation that are suggested by the abstract model. The paper concludes with a comparison with related work. The appendix contains a formalism for the abstract model.
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Hage, Jaap and Verheij, Bart (1999). The law as a dynamic interconnected system of states of affairs: a legal top ontology. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 51, pp. 1043-1077.
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Reference for the abstract:
Hage, Jaap and Verheij, Bart (2000). The law as a dynamic interconnected system of states of affairs: a legal top ontology (abstract). Proceedings of the Twelfth Belgium-Netherlands Artificial Intelligence Conference (BNAIC '00) (eds. Antal van den Bosch and Hans Weigand), pp. 345-346. De Efteling, Kaatsheuvel.
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