Thompson, M, Padget, J and Battle, S (2016) 'Describing legal policies as story tropes in normative systems.' In: Bex, F and Villata, S, eds. Legal knowledge and information systems. Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications (294). IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 207-210. ISBN 9781614997252

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TropICAL is a Domain Specific Language (DSL) for the description of abstract legal policies. Taking inspiration from narrative tropes, our DSL enables the creation of component “policies” that may be reused between case descriptions. These components are compiled to social institutions, which are realised in Answer Set Programming (ASP) code. In this way, the actions of defendant and plaintiff take the shape of a story which must conform to the rules in the ASP description. We propose the use of our DSL in a tool designed for lawyers to generate arguments for the argumentation process.

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