The A-Hohfeld language is presented as a set of definitions; it can be used to precisely express legal norms. The usefulness of the AHohfeld language is illustrated in articulating 2560 alternative structural interpretations of the four-sentence 1982 Library Regulations of Imperial College and constructing an interpretation-assistance legal expert system for these regulations by means of the general-purpose Interpretation-Assistance legal expert system builder called MINT. The logical basis for A-Hohfeld is included as an appendix.
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Allen, Layman E., co-author. "A-Hohfeld: A Language for Robust Structural Representation of Knowledge in the Legal Domain to Build Interpretation-Assistance Expert Systems." C. S. Saxon, co-author. In Deontic Logic in Computer Science: Normative System Specification, edited by J. Meyer and R. J. Wieringa. Chichester, N.Y.: J. Wiley, 1993.