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24 Jan 2010, 6:54 pm by Editor
With perfect disgust, a haggis-eating Scots Law Student hosts this week's Blawg Review #248 on Robert Burns Day. If it's not Scottish, it's crap! [read post]
24 May 2012, 11:34 am by legalinformatics
Waldo Jaquith of The State Decoded has posted Answering Legal Questions with Google, at The State Decoded. In this post, Mr. Jaquith describes the search engine traffic of Virginia Decoded, the first implementation of The State Decoded open legislative data platform. Key findings include: The distribution of search queries is “very flat,” with more than 95% of queries having been “used just 1 time” “Many of these search terms are extremely specific” Problem solving appears to motivate… [read post]
18 Jan 2014, 4:18 am by legalinformatics
Aaron Greenspan of Think Computer Corporation has posted proposals for a new legal document markup format — called Global Objective Legal Data (GOLD) — and a new legal identifier format — called Legal Reference (LREF) — at the PlainSite blog. Two LREF Tools are available: a citation converter and table of authorities generator. Here are excerpts from the description of the GOLD format: The GOLD Standard would encapsulate legal data free of formatting as just described so that… [read post]
22 May 2010, 2:45 pm by legalinformatics
Florian Kuhn of Universität Potsdam Department Linguistik will present a paper entitled A Description Language for Content Zones of German Court Decisions (for the full text of the paper, click here for the conference proceedings in PDF and scroll down to the page numbered 1) at SPLeT 2010: The 3rd Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts, to be held 23 May 2010 in Malta. The workshop is part of LREC 2010: The 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Here is the… [read post]
30 Dec 2011, 8:56 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Romain Boulet of UMR ESPACE-DEV, IRD; Dr. Pierre Mazzega of UnB/IRD and UPS (OMP), CNRS, IRD; and Dr. Danièle Bourcier of CERSA CNRS, have published A network approach to the French system of legal codes—part I: analysis of a dense network, Artificial Intelligence and Law, 19, 333-355 (2011). Here is the abstract: We explore one aspect of the structure of a codified legal system at the national level using a new type of representation to understand the strong or weak dependencies between the… [read post]
2 Feb 2014, 2:18 am by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Richard L. Vining Jr. and Phil Marcin, both of the University of Georgia, have published An Economic Theory of Supreme Court News, Political Communication, 31, 94-111 (2014). Here is the abstract: In this article, we develop and test an economic theory of [U.S.] Supreme Court news. We hypothesize that information about the Third Branch is newsworthy when it has lower production costs and qualities attractive to the audiences and advertisers desired by news organizations. We examine… [read post]
31 Dec 2013, 2:56 pm by legalinformatics
Dr. Margaret Hagan and Dr. Ron Dolin have posted Legal Innovation Centers mapped, at the website of their Program for Legal Technology + Design. Here is the text: We have begun to compile a map of people, groups, and institutions who are working at universities, with students, on legal technology and design. It isn’t intended as a map of who is working on academic research on legal technology — but rather which programs are actively experimenting in how to train students to become legal… [read post]
29 May 2012, 10:11 am by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Guido Boella of Università degli Studi di Torino Dipartimento di Informatica, and colleagues, have published Using Legal Ontology to Improve Classification in the Eunomos Legal Document and Knowledge Management System, in LREC 2012 Conference Proceedings: Semantic Processing of Legal Texts (SPLeT-2012) Workshop, pp. 13-20. Here is the abstract: We focus on the classi?cation of descriptions of legal obligations in the Legal Taxonomy Syllabus. We compare the results of classi?cation… [read post]
5 Jan 2012, 9:32 am by legalinformatics
Slides have been posted for “Network Analysis and Law: Introductory Tutorial”, taught by Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz of Michigan State University College of Law and Michael J. Bommarito II of Computational Legal Studies, on 13 December 2011 in Vienna, Austria, at JURIX 2011: The 24th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems. Here is the outline of the tutorial: Network Analysis: An Extended Primer Advanced Network Science Topics Community Detection ERGM / P*… [read post]
2 Jun 2012, 3:20 pm by legalinformatics
Antonio Lazari of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Dr. María Ángeles Zarco-Tejada of Universidad de Cádiz have published JurWordNet and FrameNet Approaches to Meaning Representation: A Legal Case Study, in LREC 2012 Conference Proceedings: Semantic Processing of Legal Texts (SPLeT-2012) Workshop, pp. 21-26. Here is the abstract: This paper describes JurWordNet, FrameNet and LOIS approaches towards meaning representation regarding the concept ‘State Liability’ from a cross-linguistic and… [read post]
15 Jan 2014, 12:54 am by legalinformatics
A call for participation has been issued for the OASIS Legal Citation Markup (LegalCiteM) Technical Committee, whose purpose is to “develop an open standard for machine-readable tagging of legal citations.” The scope of the committee’s work is described in the call as follows: The LegalCiteM TC will develop an open standard for machine-readable tagging of legal citations. Specifically, the standard will provide a conceptual model, vocabulary, metadata definitions and syntactical… [read post]
11 Feb 2011, 6:08 pm by legalinformatics
Approaches to Legal Ontologies: Theories, Domains, Methodologies (Springer 2011), a collection of scholarly articles on legal ontologies, has been published. The volume is edited by Professor Dr. Giovanni Sartor of Università di Bologna CIRSFID, Professor Dr. Pompeu Casanovas of the Institute of Law & Technology (IDT) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Maria Angela Biasiotti of ITTIG/CNR, and Meritxell Fernández-Barrera of the European University Institute Department of Law.… [read post]
5 May 2010, 2:32 pm by legalinformatics
The OWL legal case ontology — called Legal Case Ontology version 9 — described in Dr. Adam Wyner and Dr. Rinke Hoekstra’s new article, A Legal Case OWL Ontology with an Instantiation of Popov v. Hayashi, has been posted on Dr. Wyner’s blog, along with a link to the Protégé ontology editor which can be used to view the ontology. Click here for Dr. Hoekstra’s image of the ontology as applied to the Popov v. Hayashi case. Many thanks to Dr. Wyner for posting this. Filed under: Applications,… [read post]
21 Feb 2010, 8:23 pm by Editor
Jordan Furlong has created a monster! Blawg Review #252 is alive at Stem's Law Firm Web Strategy Blog. You won't believe your eyes. [read post]
16 Jul 2012, 6:57 pm by legalinformatics
Philip Chung of the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law, Professor Andrew Mowbray of University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Law, and Professor Dr. Graham Greenleaf of the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law, have published Searching Legal Information in Multiple Asian Languages, forthcoming in Legal Information Management. Here is the abstract: In this article the Co-Directors of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) explain the need for an open source search… [read post]
19 Mar 2010, 5:57 am by legalinformatics
A call for papers, with submission deadline of 7 May 2010, has been issued for CLIMA XI: The 11th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems: Special Session: Norms and Normative Multi-Agent Systems, to be held 16-17 August 2010, in Lisbon, Portugal. Papers are invited on the following topics: “logical foundations of normative systems computational models of normative systems computational models of normative multi-agent systems formal models of norm dynamics agent… [read post]
5 Apr 2010, 6:38 pm by legalinformatics
Several examples of how the URN:LEX legal identifier standard can be applied to US legal documents, have been posted on LexCraft, the wiki for sharing best practices in legal information systems development, hosted by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School. URN:LEX is one of the legal metadata standards proposed to be used in the legal open government data project. The URN:LEX examples available so far on LexCraft cover: U.S. federal statutes, regulations, and case law; U.S.… [read post]
22 Nov 2012, 1:08 pm by legalinformatics
A call for papers — with submission deadline of 26 November 2012 — has been issued for the Jurix 2012 workshop entitled Legal Resources from Text to Rules, to be held 20 December 2012 in Amsterdam. The workshop is being held in conjunction with JURIX 2012: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, being held 17-20 December 2012 at Leibniz Center for Law, University of Amsterdam. Here are details of the workshop: The time is ripe for investigating the… [read post]
7 May 2012, 4:03 pm by legalinformatics
Eric Mill of Sunlight Labs has posted two new sets of software to GitHub: US Code Citation Extraction library in JavaScript Minimal Node.js API over US Code Citation Extraction library in JavaScript According to Eric, posting this code constitutes “the tiny, humble foundation of a public project to extract legal citations from blocks of text large and small.” For more information, contact Eric Mill. HT @konklone. Share this:FacebookTwitterDiggStumbleUponRedditEmailPrintLike this:Be the… [read post]
11 Aug 2010, 11:21 am by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Ana Haydée Di Iorio, Bibiana Beatriz Luz Clara, Esq., and Professor Dr. Roberto Giordano Leren, all of Universidad FASTA Facultad de Ingeniería, have published Ontologies, ICTs and Law: The International Ontojuris Project, in LOAIT 2010: Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques, European University Institute, Fiesole, Florence, Italy, July 7th, 2010, at 95-102 (Enrico Francesconi, Simonetta Montemagni, Piercarlo Rossi, and Daniela… [read post]