Category: Tutorials

Example: Using Blawx for Rules as Code

The purpose of this post is to give users an idea how Blawx might be used to compartmentalize legal reasoning in an application. Compartmentalizing legal reasoning in an application has a number of benefits. It makes it easier to ensure the substantive legal correctness of the app. It also makes it considerably easier to update …

Video: Using Blawx for Rules as Code

We recently did a demonstration of Blawx.com at the Regulatory Innovation Showcase. The Showcase was put on by the Community of Federal Regulators and the Canada School of Public Service, and was held in conjunction with the FWD50 conference on November 5, 2019. The audience was Canadian federal public servants interested in regulatory innovation, and …

Tutorial: Generating Fact Scenarios For Testing and Search

To follow along with this Tutorial, you will want to have gone through the Advanced Tutorial: Encoding LSAT Questions. In that tutorial, we created an ontology for the LSAT practice exam questions 6 through 10, and showed you how to encode question 6 to find out if specified schedules are valid. Questions 7 through 10 …

Advanced Tutorial: Encoding LSAT Questions

In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Blawx to solve complicated reasoning problems. To provide lawyers and law students with an example they may be familiar with, we are going to encode a question from the practice LSAT online. If you want to go to the Blawx live demo, and try the …

Tutorial: Encoding Rock Paper Scissors in Blawx

This tutorial shows you how the four-stage Blawx encoding process works for a very small example of a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors (also known as Rochambeau, and in certain mighty circles as Boulder, Parchment, Shears) . The encoding process (whether for laws, regulations, contracts, or board games) involves four stages. First, you tell Blawx …

Socrates is a Man Example

There is a famous example of deductive logic. All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal. In Blawx, “Man” is a category. “Socrates” is an object. “Mortal” is an attribute of the “Man” category. The phrase “All men are mortal” is a rule. The phrase “socrates is a man” is a …

The Absolute Basics

The Interface Blawx uses puzzle-like drag and drop pieces to allow you to specify facts, rules, and questions. Only the right kinds of pieces will fit into each other. If two pieces refuse to connect, it means you are trying to connect the wrong kind of piece. Hold your mouse over the piece you are …