Workshop on "Semantic Processing of Legal Texts (SPLeT-2014)"SPECIAL TRACK on Legal Resources and Access to Law
27 May 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
The last few years have seen a growing body of research and practice in the field of AI & Law which addresses a range of topics: automated legal argumentation, semantic and cross-language legal IR, document classification, legal drafting, legal knowledge extraction, as well as the construction of legal ontologies and their application. In this context, it is of paramount importance to use NLP techniques and tools that automate the process of knowledge extraction from legal texts.
Two special sessions will be organized around hot research areas: Legal Language Resources and Enhancing Access to Law.
For what concerns the former, in line with LREC 2014 Special Highlight we encourage the submission of descriptions of legal resources to be possibly included in the LREC Repository of shared LRs with the final aim of constructing a map of legal language resources, enabling their reuse (in reproducing and evaluating experiments) and extension. The resources might include: annotated corpora, lexicons, thesauri and ontologies as well as semantic processing tools, amongst others.
Concerning the second hot topic, we are particularly interested in submissions on NLP-based techniques for getting access to semantic information, including visualization of legal content and network analysis in the legal domain to uncover relationships between legal documents (e.g. citation analysis).
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest for the general workshop session include but are not limited to:
Submissions are solicited from researchers working on all aspects of semantic processing of legal texts. Authors are invited to submit papers describing original completed work, work in progress, interesting problems, case studies or research trends related to one or more of the topics of interest listed above. The final version of the accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings.
Papers should be submitted electronically, no later than 10 February 2014. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Submission will be electronic using START paper submission software available at https://www.softconf.com/lrec2014/SPLET/.
Extended and revised versions of selected papers will be peer-reviewed and published in a Special Issue of the Artificial Intelligence and Law Journal.