Approaches to Legal Ontologies

Volume 1 of the series Law, Governance and Technology Series pp 219-233


A Learning Approach for Knowledge Acquisition in the Legal Domain

  • Enrico FrancesconiAffiliated withITTIG-CNR – Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques, Italian National Research Council Email author 

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In this chapter an approach to support knowledge acquisition in the legal domain is presented: it is based on a semantic model for legislation and implemented using knowledge extraction techniques on legislative texts. This methodology is targeted to propose a framework which can contribute to bridge the gap between consensus and authoritativeness in legal knowledge implementation.