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Modern Logic And Judicial Decision Making: A Sketch Of One View (With M. E. Caldwell), Layman E. Allen, M. E. Caldwell Jan 1963

Modern Logic And Judicial Decision Making: A Sketch Of One View (With M. E. Caldwell), Layman E. Allen, M. E. Caldwell

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Two hundred years elapsed before the nineteenth century logicians Boole, De
Morgan, and others, finally succeeded in formally developing the "calculus of reasoning" first suggested by the German mathematician, Leibniz.3 It is, perhaps, to the credit of the legal profession that less than one century has subsequently elapsed, and already some lawyers and legal writers, along with other scholars, are beginning to explore the relationship between modern logic and law. What is attempted here is to outline the bare bones of one tentative way of looking at the relationship between modern logic and the judicial decision process. From the ...


Beyond Document Retrieval Toward Information Retrieval, Layman E. Allen Jan 1963

Beyond Document Retrieval Toward Information Retrieval, Layman E. Allen

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Electronic data processing systems are being seriously
considered for use in legal research, and a veritable flood
of articles has appeared in various legal periodicals
speculating about the use to which such systems
can be put in legal context. The general tone of
these articles is understandable, for "we are all groping to
achieve a better understanding of the relation of these
developments in communication technology and law, and
it is to be expected that discussion will be vague and general
at the outset." As one step in the direction of more
explicitly defining the role of computers in the ...