An overview of The ESTRELLA Project (The European project for Standardized Transparent Representations in order to Extend Legal Accessibility), a major legal informatics project based at the University of Amsterdam’s Leibniz Center for Law, and intended to create standards for European legal information systems, has been posted by Dr. Adam Wyner.
The post contains excerpts from the 2008 ESTRELLA User Report.
Dr. Wyner describes the main components of the project:
- The Legal Knowledge Interchange Format (LKIF), a legal knowledge representation system, which “provides formalisms for representing concepts (‘ontologies’), inference rules, precedent cases and arguments”;
- The LKIF Core Ontology, a high-level general ontology for law; and
- MetaLex, an XML schema for legislation.
For more information, please see the entire post.