The design and implementation of a legal text database

  • Diomidis Spinellis
Legal Systyems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 856)


We describe the design and implementation of a legal text database. The database of provides a number of Greek Council of State decisions in the form of a computer-accessible medium (CD-ROM). A graphical front-end is provided which allows the rapid retrieval of cases based on arbitrary keywords combined using boolean operators. The database was populated by automatically converting the word-processor files into a random text retrieval data structure. The system has been designed and implemented with goals of wide availability, accessibility, extensibility, and user-friendliness.


Inversion Process Search Structure Query Response Time Distinct Word Administrative Court 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diomidis Spinellis
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  1. 1.SENA S.A.FilotheiGreece

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