Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Law and the Semantic Web

Legal Ontologies, Methodologies, Legal Information Retrieval, and Applications

Editors: Benjamins, Richard, Selic, Bran, Gangemi, Aldo (Eds.)

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by Roberto Cencioni At the Lisbon Summit in March 2000, European heads of state and government set a new goal for the European Union — to become the most competitive knowled- based society in the world by 2010. As part of this objective, ICT (information and communication technologies) services should become available for every citizen, and for all schools, homes and businesses. The book you have in front of you is about Semantic Web technology and law. Law is something omnipresent; all citizens — at some points in their lives — have to deal with it. In addition, law involves a large group of professionals, and is a mul- billion business world wide. Information technology is important because it that can improve citizens’ interaction with law, as well as improve legal professionals’ work environment. Legal professionals dedicate a significant amount of their time to finding, reading, analyzing and synthesizing information in order to take decisions, and prepare advice and trials, among other tasks. As part of the “Semantic-Based Knowledge and Content Systems” Strategic Objective, the European Commission is funding projects to construct technology to make the Semantic Web vision come true. 1 The articles in this book are related to two current foci of the Strategic Objective : • Knowledge acquisition and modelling, capturing knowledge from raw information and multimedia content in webs and other distributed repositories to turn poorly structured information into machi- processable knowledge.

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"This book is about the use of Semantic Web technologies for Legal Knowledge Management … . I think the book is published timely to meet the increasing interest in the context of eGovernment. … The contributions show a good mix of contributions from different European countries … . the book contains a number of interesting contributions … . If you are looking for an overview of the work going on in the domain of legal ontologies, this book is a good choice … ." (Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Artificial Intelligence and Law, Vol. 14, 2006)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Law and the Semantic Web, an Introduction

    Benjamins, V. Richard (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Introduction: Legal Informatics and the Conceptions of the Law

    Aguiló-Regla, Josep

    Pages 18-24

  • Statistical Study of Judicial Practices

    Álvarez, Ramón (et al.)

    Pages 25-35

  • Use and Reuse of Legal Ontologies in Knowledge Engineering and Information Management

    Breuker, Joost (et al.)

    Pages 36-64

  • Types and Roles of Legal Ontologies

    Valente, Andre

    Pages 65-76

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Law and the Semantic Web
Book Subtitle
Legal Ontologies, Methodologies, Legal Information Retrieval, and Applications
Editors
  • Richard Benjamins
  • Bran Selic
  • Aldo Gangemi
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
3369
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32253-5
DOI
10.1007/b106624
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-25063-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 252
Topics