Approaches to Legal Ontologies

Volume 1 of the series Law, Governance and Technology Series pp 259-271


Legal Multimedia Ontologies and Semantic Annotation for Search and Retrieval

  • Jorge González-ConejeroAffiliated withUAB Institute of Law and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona Email author 

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In this work, we study the possibilities of multimedia management and semantic annotation focused on the legal domain and on multimedia ontologies. In this field, professionals are used to consuming the most of their time searching and retrieving legal information. For instance, search and retrieval of multimedia contents are the basis of the whole applications in scenarios such as e-discovery and e-learning. In addition, the legal multimedia explosion increases the need of storing these files in a structured form to facilitate the access to this information in an efficient and effective way. Several drawbacks appear when a multimedia ontology is used to represent the knowledge extracted from multimedia files due to the semantic gap. In this work, this topic is also discussed.