Call for Papers: SPLeT 2010: Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts

[NOTE: Updated on 9 February 2010 to note that the submission deadline has been extended to 17 February 2010 (HT Dr. Simonetta Montemagni).]

A call for papers, with extended submission deadline of 17 February 2010 10 February 2010, has been issued for SPLeT 2010: The 3rd Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts, to be held 23 May 2010 in Malta. A PDF version of the call for papers is also available.

The workshop is part of LREC 2010: The 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation.

Papers are invited on the following topics:

  • “Building legal resources: terminologies, ontologies, corpora
  • Ontologies of legal texts, including subareas such as ontology acquisition, ontology customisation, ontology merging, ontology extension, ontology evolution, lexical information, etc.
  • Information retrieval and extraction from legal texts
  • Semantic annotation of legal texts
  • Legal text processing
  • Multilingual aspects of legal text semantic processing
  • Legal thesauri mapping
  • Automatic Classification of legal documents
  • Logical analysis of legal language
  • Automated parsing and translation of natural language arguments into a logical formalism
  • Linguistically-oriented XML mark up of legal arguments
  • Dialogue protocols for argumentation
  • Legal argument ontology
  • Computational theories of argumentation that are suitable to natural language
  • Controlled language systems for law.”

For more information, please see the call for papers.

HT Dr. Simonetta Montemagni and Dr. Adam Wyner.

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