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12 Jun 2012, 9:52 am by legalinformatics
A call for papers — with submission deadline of 25 June 2012 — has been issued for the Doctoral Consortium at RuleML 2012 @ ECAI: The 6th International Symposium on Rules, to be held 27 August 2012, in Montpellier, France. The consortium is being held in conjunction with ECAI 2012: The 20th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Here is a description of the Doctoral Consortium and of the paper requirements: The RuleML 2012 Doctoral Consortium is an initiative of the… [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]
6 Aug 2013, 8:53 pm by legalinformatics
Gary Sieling of Wingspan Technology has posted Counting Citations in U.S. Law, at his blog. Here are excerpts from the text. In the post, examples of code appear after each paragraph: The U.S. Congress recently released a series of XML documents containing U.S. Laws. The structure of these documents allow us to find which sections of the law are most commonly cited. Examining which citations occur most frequently allows us to see what Congress has spent the most time thinking about. Citations occur… [read post]
21 Oct 2009, 9:21 am by Editor
That's right, I blame Drew's cancer for too many tweets! Oh, and one more thing, I blame Drew's cancer for this: WTF? Are we behind the Great Firewall of China, or in Toronto for meshmarketing? [read post]
19 Mar 2014, 2:18 am by legalinformatics
Many proposals concerning legal technology or legal communication have been submitted to the 2014 Knight News Challenge: (If you know of others, please feel free to identify them in the comments to this post) Craig Aaron: TechDefender. Your tech. Your rights. Ellyn Angelotti and Catherine Cameron: Twibel Tracker for Online Defamation Resolution: a communication and education-based remedy for defamation on Twitter Christopher Bavitz et al.: Free Expression and an Open Internet: Tools for Informed… [read post]
25 Jul 2010, 12:53 pm by legalinformatics
Professor J. Christopher Rideout of the Seattle University School of Law, has published Voice, Self, and Persona in Legal Writing, 15 Legal Writing: Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 67-107 (2009) (Issue No. 1). Here is a summary: In my view, sorting out the complexity of voice—and discussing voice in legal prose—requires a rethinking of who the writer is in legal discourse and, importantly, how that writer is represented in legal prose. It becomes a question not of self expression, but of… [read post]
25 Aug 2011, 9:17 am by legalinformatics
The Leibniz Center for Law at the University of Amsterdam announced yesterday that it has published all Dutch national statutes and regulations, free on the Web, in CEN MetaLex XML and RDF Linked Data, at The MetaLex Document Server. According to Dr. Rinke Hoekstra, the database also includes “the body of regulations that govern the entire kingdom of The Netherlands (i.e. the former Dutch Antilles and Aruba).” The technology underlying the service is explained in Dr. Hoekstra’s recent… [read post]
24 Mar 2013, 10:03 am by legalinformatics
Proposals are now invited for talks at the ReInventLaw London 2013 Conference, to be held 14 June 2013, in London, England. The proposal submission deadline is 5 April 2013. The conference is organized by Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz and Professor Renee Newman Knake of the ReInventLaw Laboratory at Michigan State University College of Law. Talks will be chosen by a crowdsourced voting process. Here are the proposal guidelines: Talks must relate to some aspect of law + technology + innovation +… [read post]
15 Jun 2011, 7:31 am
Pierre Schlag, University of Colorado Law School, has published The Faculty Workshop as University of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-12. Here is the abstract.This essay explores the ubiquitous law school institution, “The Faculty Workshop,” as an entrée into and manifestation of contemporary American legal thought. The Faculty Workshop is examined both as a regulator and expression of legal thought - at once governance system and symptom. We close by discussing “Stage… [read post]
10 May 2010, 12:30 pm by legalinformatics
Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Gordon of Fraunhofer FOKUS and the Universität Potsdam Institute of Computer Science and Professor Douglas Walton of the University of Windsor Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric have published Proof Burdens and Standards, in Iyad Rahwan and Guillermo R. Simari, editors, Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence, pages 239-258 (2009). Here is the abstract: This chapter explains the role of proof burdens and standards in argumentation, illustrates them… [read post]
22 May 2010, 4:29 pm by legalinformatics
Professor John Zeleznikow of Victoria University has published The Need to Incorporate Justice into Negotiation Support Systems, in Business Information Systems Workshops: BIS 2009 International Workshops, Poznan, Poland, April 27-29, 2009, Revised Papers (2009). The paper was originally presented at LIT 2009: The 2nd Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology, held 28 April 2009 in Poznan, Poland. Here is the abstract of the paper: Over the past twenty five years there has been… [read post]
25 Oct 2012, 2:36 pm by legalinformatics
Dr. Sushant Sinha of Indian Kanoon has posted Faster and More Relevant Kanoon!, at the Indian Kanoon forums. He writes: A new release of IndianKanoon brings in the following changes: 1. A new tiering function that slims down the top tier and significantly improves the time taken to execute a query. 2. A new ranking function to improve relevance. 3. Improved word matching and abbreviations. A search of “adm jabalpur” will match “additional district magistrate… [read post]
5 Aug 2010, 8:31 am by legalinformatics
Laura K. Abel, Esq., of The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School, has posted Evidence-Based Access to Justice, forthcoming in The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change. Here is the abstract: An evidence-based approach is notably absent from the many efforts to expand access to the justice system for civil litigants, and there is no generally accepted metric for evaluating which access to justice tool works when. This article proposes the use of… [read post]
24 May 2012, 11:34 am by legalinformatics
Waldo Jaquith of The State Decoded has posted 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… [read post]
5 Sep 2011, 11:21 am by Editor
The sun hasn't set on Blawg Review, but we've been traveling these past few months, and not just to law conferences. I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world. ~ Socrates Blawg Review will be back soon; the peripatetic editor, maybe not. [read post]
16 Mar 2012, 8:18 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Adam Wyner of the University of Leeds Centre for Digital Citizenship and Dr. Rinke Hoekstra of the University of Amsterdam’s Leibniz Center for Law have published A legal case OWL ontology with an instantiation of Popov v. Hayashi, forthcoming in Artificial Intelligence and Law. Here is the abstract: The paper provides an OWL ontology for legal cases with an instantiation of the legal case Popov v. Hayashi. The ontology makes explicit the conceptual knowledge of the legal case domain, supports… [read post]
1 Dec 2013, 7:58 pm by legalinformatics
Oanh Thi Tran, Bach Xuan Ngo, Professor Dr. Minh Le Nguyen, and Professor Dr. Akira Shimazu, all of the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, have published Automated reference resolution in legal texts, forthcoming in Artificial Intelligence and Law. Here is the abstract: This paper investigates the task of reference resolution in the legal domain. This is a new interesting task in Legal Engineering research. The goal is to create a system which can automatically detect references and… [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… [read post]
12 Jul 2011, 3:18 pm by legalinformatics
The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act — formerly called The Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act — has been approved by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC; formerly called the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, NCCUSL) at their annual meeting in Vail, Colorado, according to a ULC Twitter post. [Update 12 July 2011, 6:22 p.m. Pacific: Click here for the ULC's press release.] According to ULC, the vote was “45 [states] in favor, 1… [read post]
10 May 2010, 2:13 pm by legalinformatics
Abstracts are available — see under “Monday, 3 May,” the entries for “LIT Workshop” on right screen, and hold cursor over each paper title to see its abstract, or display the page source — for the papers presented at LIT 2010: The 3rd Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology, held 3 May 2010, in Berlin, Germany, in conjunction with BIS 2010: The 13th International Conference on Business Information Systems. Filed under: Articles and papers, Conference papers,… [read post]