Inteligência artificial e decisão judicial automatizada

  • Eduardo Luís Coelho Oliveira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The following dissertation addresses the possibility of an «Automated Judge». The recent technological developments on artificial intelligence brought us the possibility of automatizing the judicial activity, demanding an in-depth investigation on these new systems’ functioning and their ability to efficiently reproduce a judicial argumentation. So, the questions at hand are: Is an automated judge possible? Then, how can we accurately emulate the judicial thought process? To reach an answer, we´ll focus at first on the different elements of judicial reasoning, beginning with its assumptions (language and logic). Then, we´ll discuss the automated reconstruction of the normative proposition, from the facts’ selection to the judicial decision discourse. We hope this dissertation will translate in a useful contribution for the better understanding of these new technologies and their relationship with the Law, as well as foster the curiosity for this new reality.
Date of Award4 Jan 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAntónio Ulisses Cortês (Supervisor)


  • Automated judge
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Automated thought process
  • Automated judicial decisions
  • Logic
  • Legal language
  • Civil law
  • Civil procedural law


  • Mestrado em Direito

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