Large-scale computer networks and the future of legal knowledge-based systems

R.E. Leenes, Jorgen S. Svensson

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In this paper we investigate the relation between legal knowledge-based systems and large-scale computer networks such as the Internet. On the one hand, researchers of legal knowledge-based systems have claimed huge possibilities, but despite the efforts over the last twenty years, the number of practical applications actually in use is still small. On the other hand the computer networks, which in a practical form are only around for a few years, are gaining momentum and are expected to have a serious impact on many fields of society, including the legal domain. We look at the developments in both fields and ask the question: What can researchers of legal knowledge-based systems learn from the recent developments on the Net in order to improve the practical application of their research?
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationLegal Knowledge based Systems JURIX 1995: Telecommunication and AI & Law
EditorsJ.C. Hage, T.J.M. Bench-Capon, M.J. Cohen, H.J. van den Herik
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherJURIX The Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9054582529
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Publication series

Nameegal knowledge based systems
PublisherJURIX The Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems
ISSN (Print)1387-7496


  • IR-102165
  • METIS-101532

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