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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 192; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-04040

A Model of Complexity for the Legal Domain

Centre for Law & ICT, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 716, 9700 AS Groningen, The Netherlands
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 9 June 2017
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Abstract

The concept of complexity has been neglected in the legal domain. Both as a qualitative concept that could be used to legally and politically analyze and criticize legal proceedings and as a quantitative concept that could be used to compare, rank, plan and optimize these proceedings. In science the opposite is true. Especially in the field of Algorithmic Information Theory (AIT) the concept of complexity has been scrutinized. In this paper we introduce a model of problem complexity in the legal domain. We use a formal model of legal knowledge to describe the parameters of the problem complexity of legal cases represented in this model.
Keywords: complexity; model of complexity; legal; legal knowledge; model of legal knowledge; inconsistency; logic; logical variety; labeled logical varity; Algorithmic Information Theory complexity; model of complexity; legal; legal knowledge; model of legal knowledge; inconsistency; logic; logical variety; labeled logical varity; Algorithmic Information Theory
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Mestdagh, C.N.J.V. A Model of Complexity for the Legal Domain. Proceedings 2017, 1, 192.

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