Rule-Based Inferencing Over the World-Wide-Web: A Tutorial Using AustLII's Wysh Server

Australasian Legal Information Institute. Sydney (1997)

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Graham Greenleaf

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law

Andrew Mowbray

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law

Geoffrey King

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Simon Cant

Independent

Philip Chung

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 17, 1997

Abstract

This 1997 Tutorial is a step-by-step introduction to the use of the software developed by the DataLex Project to build rule-based legal expert systems integrated with hypertext and text retrieval. ‘Wysh’ is the interface software used by the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) to enable the DataLex software to operate over the web.

The contents are as follows:

1. Aims of the tutorial.

2. Demonstrations of inferencing using Wysh

3. ‘Goal Tests’ - Examples of backward & forward chaining rules

4. Writing a very simple rulebase using Wysh - tutorial project

5. Running Wysh rulebases using Wysh

6. Extending the Wysh rulebase

7. Error checking in your rulebase

8. Publishing rulebases on web pages

9. Expanding your Wysh rulebase

10. Hypertext links from Wysh rulebases

11. ‘Co-operative inferencing’ - rulebases on multiple pages

12. Document generation

13. Case-based inferencing using PANNDA

The Tutorial is designed to be used with the Wysh Developer's Manual (1997):

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2986144

Keywords: legal expert systems, AI and law, artificial intellgence, rule-based reasoning, AustLII, DataLex, Australia

Suggested Citation

Greenleaf, Graham and Mowbray, Andrew and King, Geoffrey and Cant, Simon and Chung, Philip, Rule-Based Inferencing Over the World-Wide-Web: A Tutorial Using AustLII's Wysh Server (June 17, 1997). Australasian Legal Information Institute. Sydney (1997). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2988392

Graham Greenleaf (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia
+61 2 9385 2233 (Phone)
+61 2 9385 1175 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www2.austlii.edu.au/~graham

Andrew Mowbray

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney
Australia

Geoffrey King

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) ( email )

15 Broadway, Ultimo
PO Box 123
Sydney, NSW 2007
Australia

Simon Cant

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Philip Chung

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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