Dr. Adam Wyner of the University of Liverpool Department of Computer Science and Dr. Wim Peters of the University of Sheffield Department of Computer Science, have published Semantic Annotations for Legal Text Processing using GATE Teamware, in LREC 2012 Conference Proceedings: Semantic Processing of Legal Texts (SPLeT-2012) Workshop, pp. 34-36.
Here is the abstract:
Large corpora of legal texts are increasing available in the public domain. To make them amenable for automated text processing, various sorts of annotations must be added. We consider semantic annotations bearing on the content of the texts – legal rules, case factors, and case decision elements. Adding annotations and developing gold standard corpora (to verify rule-based or machine learning algorithms) is costly in terms of time, expertise, and cost. To make the processes efﬁcient, we propose several instances of GATE’s Teamware to support annotation tasks for legal rules, case factors, and case decision elements. We engage annotation volunteers (law school students and legal professionals). The reports on the tasks are to be presented at the workshop.
Tags: Adam Wyner, Crowdsourcing annotation of court decisions, Crowdsourcing annotation of legal texts, GATE, GATE Teamware, Legal natural language processing, Natural language processing and law, Semantic annotation of legal texts, SPLeT, SPLeT 2012, Wim Peters, Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts