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The use of the AUTOPROLOG system to generate automatically a legal expert system is described in this chapter. The interpretation of a statutory or other legal rule by one expert (or by the consensus of a group of experts) expressed in a normalized form is the only input needed by the AUTOPROLOG system (which includes Turbo Prolog, the AUTOPRO program, and some data files) to produce automatically a computer program that is an expert system for that legal rule. The process for producing a legal expert system for Section 213.1 of the Modal Penal Code, which deals with rape and related offenses, by using the AUTOPROLOG system is described and the resulting legal expert system is illustrated.


Law, Decision-Making, and Microcomputers: Cross-National Perspectives by Stuart S. Nagel, ed. Copyright © 1991 by Stuart S. Nagel. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission of ABC-CLIO, LLC, Santa Barbara, CA.