The Hammurabi Project is an experiment in converting legal source material to the C# programming language. It’s an open source library with two components: First, it contains functions that make it easier to model legal rules. These functions support temporal logic, reasoning with partial knowledge, and some ontological relations among legal entities. This core library lays the groundwork for the second part of the project, which is to see if a machine executable “parallel corpus” can be created. The idea is to grow a body of source code that mirrors the structure of U.S. federal and state legislation, regulation, and case law. Hammurabi is hosted at Github and is available under the MIT license. For more information, please visit Hammurabi.

Project leader: Michael Poulshock

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