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.
Verheij, Bart, and Hage, Jaap (1997). States of Affairs, Events, and Rules: an Abstract Model of the Law. Legal Knowledge Based Systems. JURIX: The Tenth Conference (eds. A. Oskamp, R.V. De Mulder, C. van Noortwijk, C.A.F.M. Grütters, K. Ashley and T. Gordon), pp. 3-20. The Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems, Nijmegen.
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