Artificial Intelligence and Law

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 117–135 | Cite as

The structuring of legal knowledge in LOIS

  • Wim Peters
  • Maria-Teresa Sagri
  • Daniela Tiscornia
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Abstract

Legal information retrieval is in need of the provision of legal knowledge for the improvement of search strategies. For this purpose, the LOIS project is concerned with the construction of a multilingual WordNet for cross-lingual information retrieval in the legal domain. In this article, we set out how a hybrid approach, featuring lexically and legally grounded conceptual representations, can fit the cross-lingual information retrieval needs of both legal professionals and laymen

Keywords

multilingual lexicon legal ontologies legal information retrieval 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wim Peters
    • 1
  • Maria-Teresa Sagri
    • 2
  • Daniela Tiscornia
    • 2
  1. 1.NLP Group, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Istituto di Teoria e Tecniche per l’Informazione Giuridica del Consiglio, Nazionale delle RicercheRomeItaly

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