Bargaining in the shadow of the Law - using utility functions to support legal negotiation
Zeleznikow, John, Bellucci, Emilia, Schild, Uri J. and Mackenzie, Geraldine 2007, Bargaining in the shadow of the Law - using utility functions to support legal negotiation, in ICAIL 2007 : Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, N.Y., pp. 237-246.
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Most dispute resolution is settled by negotiation rather than litigation. However, such bargaining often occurs in the shadow of the law. To help support interest-based negotiation, we explore the use of utility functions to support negotiation analysis. We discuss in detail a utility function we have developed in the area of family-law mediation. This function is currently being used as the basis of an online dispute resolution system.
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Field of Research
080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
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