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The 1961 report of the Jurimetrics Committee of the American

Association of American Law Schools describes the interests of

the committee in investigating

1. the possible usefulness of programmed self-instructional

materials in legal education,

2. the use of symbolic logic as an analytic tool for detecting

and controlling syntactic ambiguity in written legal documents,

3. the possible use of electronic computers and other methods

of automatic data retrieval as aids in doing legal research,

4. the utility of semantics (including general semantics and

recent development in linguistics) for improving communication

in law,

5. the quantitative analysis of various aspects of the legal

decision process, and

6. other implications of developments in science for law.

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