Kuhn on A Description Language for Content Zones of German Court Decisions

Florian Kuhn of Universität Potsdam Department Linguistik will present a paper entitled A Description Language for Content Zones of German Court Decisions (for the full text of the paper, click here for the conference proceedings in PDF and scroll down to the page numbered 1) at SPLeT 2010: The 3rd Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts, to be held 23 May 2010 in Malta.

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

Here is the abstract of the paper:

We present a work-in-progress report of our research on automatically analyzing German court decisions. A description language for linguistic features in content zones of a court decision is introduced, developed to cover linguistic features of German court decisions. We motivated our research with significant text characteristics found in our corpus of private law decisions and show how we map these characteristics to elements of the description language. Finally, further research aspects are mentioned.

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