Plausibility Schemas: Templates for Legal Factfinding, Vern R. Walker. In the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2011), June 8-12, 2009, pp. 214-15 (ACM: New York, 2009). Copy of full text available for download in .pdf format.
This paper describes a default-logic framework (plausibility schemas) and software tools (Decision ApprenticeTM and Legal ApprenticeTM) for modeling, guiding and automating the reasoning from evidence in a legal record to a finding of fact.