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4 Jun 2012, 10:30 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Adam Wyner of the University of Liverpool Department of Computer Science has published Problems and Prospects in the Automatic Semantic Analysis of Legal Texts, in LREC 2012 Conference Proceedings: Semantic Processing of Legal Texts (SPLeT-2012) Workshop, pp. 39-41. Here is the abstract: Legislation and regulations are expressed in natural language. Machine-readable forms of the texts may be represented as linked documents, semantically tagged text, or translation to a logic. The paper considers… [read post]
9 Jul 2012, 8:51 pm by legalinformatics
ReInvent Law Dubai 2012: Unconference on Law, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship will be held 10 December 2012 at Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai, UAE, according to an announcement at Computational Legal Studies. The event’s organizers will be Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz and Professor Renee Newman Knake, both of the Michigan State University College of Law and its new ReInvent Law Laboratory. According to the event brochure: ReInvent Law Dubai is an (un)conference focusing on… [read post]
3 Nov 2013, 12:36 am by legalinformatics
A call for papers — with submission deadline of 15 November 2013 — has been issued for AICOL V: Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity of Legal Systems, jointly with Special Workshop on Social Intelligence and the Law, being held 11 December 2013 in Bologna, in conjunction with JURIX 2013. Papers are invited on the following topics: Intentionality and collective action Social, Collective and Emotional Intelligence Cognitive models Fundamental legal concepts and… [read post]
18 May 2010, 8:18 pm by legalinformatics
Enrico Francesconi, Simonetta Montemagni, Wim Peters, and Daniela Tiscornia (editors) have published Semantic Processing of Legal Texts: Where the Language of Law Meets the Law of Language (2010), the proceedings of SPLeT 2008: Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts, held 27 May 2008 in Marrakech, Morocco, in conjunction with LREC 2008: The 6th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference. Here are the contents of the volume: Giulia Venturi, Legal Language and Legal Knowledge Management… [read post]
27 Jul 2012, 7:53 pm by legalinformatics
SubTech 2012: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice, is being held 26-28 July 2012 at New York Law School, in New York, New York, USA. Click here for the conference Website. The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #subtech2012. Click here for a livestream of tweets from the conference (HT @reneeknake). The complete conference program does not appear to be available. Filed under: Applications, Conference Announcements, Conference resources Tagged:… [read post]
2 May 2012, 8:42 am by legalinformatics
A call for papers — with submission deadline of 7 September 2012 — has been issued for Argumentation 2012: International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law, to be held 26 October 2012, at the Masaryk University Faculty of Law, in Brno, Czech Republic. According to the conference announcement: The conference consists of four workshops/streams, each specialized in a specific and unique method of studying legal argumentation: Formal Methods in Legal Reasoning Law and… [read post]
19 Jul 2012, 8:00 pm by legalinformatics
John Mayer of CALI: The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, has posted How Law Schools Could Save Students $150 Million (updated), on CALI Spotlight Blog. In this post Mr. Mayer proposes a cooperative project to create a set of 100 free legal casebooks for use by law students. He proposes that each U.S. law school “nominate just one faculty at that law school to write a casebook and donate that book, in electronic format, to the commons under a Creative Commons license.” Mr. Mayer… [read post]
13 Apr 2014, 2:04 am by legalinformatics
The submission deadlines have been extended for RuleML 2014 Special Track: Legal rules and Norms. The new abstracts submission deadline is: 14 April 2014. The new paper submission deadline is: 22 April 2014. The conference is scheduled to be held 18-20 August 2014 in Prague. Professor Dr. Monica Palmirani and Dr. Guido Governatori are organizers of this special track. Here is the description of the event, from the event’s Website: A norm, following Kelsen’s definition is a mandatory… [read post]
5 Feb 2010, 4:45 pm by legalinformatics
A call for papers, with abstract submission deadline of 21 March 2010 and paper submission deadline of 28 March 2010, has been issued for GandALF 2010: The First International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification, to be held 17-18 June 2010 in Minori, Italy. Papers are invited on the following topics: “Automata Theory Automated Deduction Logical aspects of Computational Complexity Concurrency and Distributed computation Decision Procedures Deductive, Compositional, and… [read post]
14 May 2010, 10:58 am by legalinformatics
Professor Guido Boella of Università degli Studi di Torino Dipartimento di Informatica , Dr. Guido Governatori of the NICTA Queensland Research Laboratory, and colleagues, presented A Formal Study on Legal Compliance and Interpretation, at NMR 2010: The 13th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning, held 14-16 May 2010, at Sutton Place, Toronto, Canada. Here is the abstract of the paper: This paper proposes a logical framework to capture the norm change power and the limitations of the… [read post]
4 Mar 2014, 1:47 am by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Monica Palmirani of the University of Bologna sends us the following news about the LIME legal document editor: I’m happy to announce that LIME, the Language Independent Mark-up Web Editor, now is an open source tool, with MIT license for non-commercial purposes and for non-profit/government/research bodies: The demo permits registration functionality and so to test it with a personal set of documents. The main aim of LIME is to help legal experts to markup… [read post]
10 Mar 2010, 2:56 pm by legalinformatics
Joshua Warren and Professor Deanna Kuhn, both of Columbia University Teachers College, and Dr. Michael Weinstock of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, have published How Do Jurors Argue with One Another?, 5 Judgment and Decision Making 64 (2010) (Issue no. 1). Here is the abstract: We asked jurors awaiting trial assignment to listen to a recorded synopsis of an authentic criminal trial and to make a choice among 4 verdict possibilities. Each participant juror then deliberated with another juror… [read post]
1 Dec 2010, 10:22 pm by legalinformatics
A new program to provide long-term preservation for digital legal periodicals was announced on 1 December 2010 by the Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA) and Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress), according to a post by Shaunna Mireau. According to the post, the new preservation system will use CLOCKSS technology. Filed under: Applications, Projects, Technology developments, Technology tools Tagged: bepress, Berkeley Electronic Press, CLOCKSS, Legal ejournals, Legal Information… [read post]
22 May 2010, 5:50 pm by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Manfred Stede and Florian Kuhn, both of Universität Potsdam Department Linguistik, have published Identifying the Content Zones of German Court Decisions, 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: A… [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]
28 Feb 2010, 9:40 pm by legalinformatics
Canada’s pathbreaking vendor-neutral legal citation standard, and CanLII’s innovative RefLex citator, are the topics of Ivan Mokanov’s new post, entitled Environmentally-Friendly Citations, on the VoxPopuLII blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. Mr. Mokanov is Deputy Director of LexUM, the publisher of CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute. Mr. Mokanov’s post describes the origins of the neutral standard, its benefits, its… [read post]
15 Mar 2013, 5:28 pm by legalinformatics
There has been some discussion recently of a legal document cloud: a version, specifically for legal texts, of DocumentCloud, the online document repository for journalists that uses OpenCalais to perform semantic analysis and annotation of documents. [Here is a recent example of the use of DocumentCloud to annotate a legal text, in this instance the U.S. federal district court decision, in the National Security Letters case.] Alan deLevie said that a legal document cloud had been discussed during… [read post]
4 Jan 2014, 4:33 pm by legalinformatics
Dr. Elina Paunio of the European Court of Justice has published the book version of her doctoral dissertation entitled Legal Certainty in Multilingual EU Law: Language, Discourse and Reasoning at the European Court of Justice (Ashgate, 2013). Here is the publisher’s description: How can multilingualism and legal certainty be reconciled in EU law? Despite the importance of multilingualism for the European project, it has attracted only limited attention from legal scholars. This book provides… [read post]
13 Jul 2012, 11:23 am by legalinformatics
Mamari Stephens, MA, LLB, of Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law, has posted Making a Legal Dictionary for an Indigenous Language: The Legal Maori Dictionary, on the VoxPopuLII blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Ms. Stephens discusses the work of Te Kaupapa Reo-a-Ture – The Legal M?ori Project, to develop The Legal M?ori Corpus, The Legal M?ori Lexicon, and The Legal M?ori Dictionary. In her post Ms. Stephens… [read post]
16 Mar 2013, 6:11 pm by legalinformatics
Dr. Margaret Hagan of Stanford Law School has launched Open Law Lab, “an initiative to design law – to make it more accessible, more usable, and more engaging.” Dr. Hagan says that the Lab currently is a nonprofit collaborative project among law students. The Lab’s work currently addresses: Visualization of legal information Improvements in dispute resolution Legal educational technology with an emphasis on gamification Court technology, under the rubric of Usable court… [read post]