Monthly Archives: May 2009

Hagiwara et al. on Extracting Dictionary Terms from Legal Text

[NOTE: Updated 6-1-2009 to add final paragraph.] Professor Masato Hagiwara et al. of Nagoya University Graduate School of Information Science have published Bootstrapping-Based Extraction of Legal Terms from Unsegmented Legal Text, most of which is available here in full-text on … Continue reading

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What Is Legal Information?: Conference Paper

[NOTE: Updated 22 August 2011 to update the link to the paper.] As a next step in a project to develop a new, formal definition of “legal information,” initially discussed here, I’ve written a paper entitled What Is Legal Information? … Continue reading

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Ekstrom et al. on Text Analysis of Ocean Law

[NOTE: Updated 5-31-2009 to add citation to related conference paper, and on 6-1-2009 to revise introductory note.] This blog will occasionally highlight legal informatics scholarship appearing outside the principal periodicals in the field. To find other recent legal informatics scholarship, … Continue reading

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Akester on Effect of DRM on Permitted Uses of Works

Because digital rights management (DRM) systems are legal information systems, this blog will occasionally discuss DRM. Dr. Patrícia Akester of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law has made available Technological Accommodation of … Continue reading

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The Bespoke Academic Law Library

Because law libraries play an important role in legal informatics in many countries, this blog will occasionally comment on developments in law librarianship. Marvelously intriguing comments—in connection with the upcoming AALL Workshop on the Academic Law Library of 2015—by Dean … Continue reading

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LCSH in SKOS: Implications for Digital Law Libraries

Following up on our earlier post respecting Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) marked up in SKOS [URL corrected 10 August 2011], this post suggests the implications of LCSH in SKOS for free or low-cost digital law libraries and aggregators … Continue reading

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Legal Scholarship & the New Media

Legal scholarship is an important context for legal informatics. Indeed, the legal scholarly communications system is an elaborate and significant legal information system. That system is being changed by the new Internet media, though the nature and extent of that … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: JURISIN 2009

A call for papers, deadline September 14, 2009, has been issued for JURISIN 2009, the Third International Workshop on Juris-informatics, to be held in Tokyo, Japan, November 19-20, 2009. Topics include: Legal reasoning Argumentation/Argumentation agent Legal term ontology Formal / … Continue reading

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Atzmüller & Landl on Patent Metadata

Peter Atzmüller & Gerald Landl of voestalpine Stahl GmbH have published Semantic Enrichment and Added Metadata: Examples of Efficient Usage in an Industrial Environment, 31 World Patent Information 89 (2009) (subscription required; outline is viewable without subscription). Here is the … Continue reading

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Jones, IT Forensics: 22 Years On

Nigel Jones, of University College Dublin, has published IT Forensics: 22 Years On, 2 International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics 116 (2009), full text here (subscription required), abstract and keywords here. Here is the abstract: “This paper examines … Continue reading

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