Wyner et al.: An Empirical Approach to the Semantic Representation of Laws

Dr. Adam Wyner of the University of Liverpool Department of Computer Science, and colleagues, will present a paper entitled An Empirical Approach to the Semantic Representation of Laws, at JURIX 2012: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, being held 17-19 December 2012 at the Leibniz Center for Law, University of Amsterdam.

Here is the abstract:

To make legal texts machine processable, the texts may be represented as linked documents, semantically tagged text, or translated to formal representations that can be automatically reasoned with. The paper considers the latter, which is key to testing consistency of laws, drawing inferences, and providing explanations relative to input. To translate laws to a form that can be reasoned with by a computer, sentences must be parsed and formally represented. The paper presents the state-of-the-art in automatic translation of law to a machine readable formal representation, provides corpora, outlines some key problems, and proposes tasks to address the problems.

This paper was produced as part of Project IMPACT.

HT Dr. Adam Wyner.

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