Overview of Research
Gap between specific facts and abstract principles
Problem of “balloons and bicycles”
In engineering ethics, law, business planning…
Not possible to apply principles to facts deductively.
Cannot define ethics code provisions intensionally.
Thesis: As decision-makers apply code provisions and past cases in
deciding new problems and record their explanations, they tend to
define the codes and cases extensionally.
i.e., they operationalize the code provisions and past cases.
Can we represent operationalized “meanings” computationally, and
Use them to improve informational retrieval of cases and codes.