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5 Mar 2010, 10:13 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Susan van den Braak has published her Ph.D. dissertation, entitled Sensemaking Software for Crime Analysis (2010). Dr. van den Braak will defend this dissertation on 15 March 2010 at Senaatszaal van het Academiegebouw, Universiteit Utrecht, Domplein 29, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Here is the abstract: Criminal investigation is a difficult and laborious process that is prone to error as teams of investigators may be subject to tunnel vision, groupthink, and confirmation bias. As a result,… [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]
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]
21 Nov 2012, 10:44 pm by legalinformatics
The legal informatics conference calendar has now been updated. The calendar lists primarily scholarly conferences that focus on legal information systems, legal communication, legal/forensic linguistics, or egovernment (as applied to legal information), or that are known to welcome papers on those topics. Click here for a list of events just added to the calendar. If you know of events or other information that should be on the calendar but are not; or if you spot errors in the calendar, I’d… [read post]
17 May 2010, 7:47 pm by legalinformatics
Tomasz Zurek of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University presented a paper entitled Conflicts in Legal Knowledge Base, 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. Here is the abstract of the paper: The simulation of inference processes performed by lawyers can be seen as one way to create advisory legal system. In order to simulate… [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 1:33 am by legalinformatics
Open linked data and an OWL ontology for the EuroVoc multilingual thesaurus — which contains a large number of legal terms — have been listed on the European Union’s Open Data Portal. A plain XML version of EuroVoc has also been listed. HT Stéphane CottinFiled under: Data sets Tagged: EUROVOC, EuroVoc as Linked Data, EUROVOC in SKOS, Eurovoc ontology, Legal descriptive metadata, Legal knowledge representation, Legal Linked Data, Legal metadata, Legal multilingual thesauri,… [read post]
15 Jun 2010, 11:06 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Andreas Bock of kjur.de has posted The Impact of Metadata Standards on Traditional Legal Online Services in Germany, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In his post, Dr. Bock argues that metadata standards — such as the new jurMeta standard — will play a vital role in emerging online legal information services. Dr. Bock begins by describing the current state of online legal publishing in Germany, and identifies as key factors… [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]
15 Jun 2010, 1:58 pm by legalinformatics
A call for papers — with submission deadline of 13 September 2010 — has been issued for JURISIN 2010: The 4th International Workshop on Juris-informatics, to be held 18-19 November 2010, at the Campus Innovation Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. The workshop is collocated with JSAI-isAI 2010: The Second JSAI International Symposia on Artificial Intelligence. Papers for JURISIN 2010 are invited on the following topics: Legal reasoning Argumentation/Argumentation agent Legal term ontology Formal legal… [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]
21 Feb 2014, 12:49 am by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Kevin Ashley of the University of Pittsburgh gave a presentation entitled Toward Integrating Computational Models and Legal Texts, on 6 February 2014 at Stanford Law School. Click here for video of the presentation. The talk was part of the CodeX Speaker Series, sponsored by Stanford CodeX: Center for Legal Informatics. Here is a summary: This talk will survey some techniques and prospects for enabling computational models of legal reasoning to work directly and automatically with… [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]
9 Jun 2010, 7:51 am by Editor
With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. [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]
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]
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 Law.gov 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]
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]
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]
12 Feb 2010, 8:42 pm by legalinformatics
Professor Leslie Zebrowitz of the Brandeis University Department of Psychology will give a presentation entitled Whither Blind Justice? Effects of Physiognomy on Judicial Decisions, on 22 February 2010, at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Here is the abstract: Although we value ‘blind justice’, judges and juries are not blind to the physical appearance of defendants. Moreover, research shows that peoples’ facial appearance influences impressions of their honesty and… [read post]