First International Workshop on Juris-Informatics
The First International Workshop on Juris-Informatics (ie: JURISIN workshop) was held on June 19, 2007 at World Convention Center Summit in Miyazaki, Japan, as a part of the Twenty First Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI-2007). This workshop was organized to study legal issues from the perspective of informatics. Law is one of the oldest practical applications of computer science. Though lots of legal reasoning systems have been developed thus far, they were not supported by the lawyers, or they didn’t have a positive impact on juris-prudence. One of the reasons is that legal reasoning mechanisms currently implemented are too simple from the lawyer’s viewpoint. Another reason is that legal reasoning has been studied mainly from the viewpoint of logical aspects, but it has not been studied so much from the view point of natural language processing. If we can bring lawyers and informatics people and natural language processing people together, we can expect great advances in both informatics and jurisprudence by implementing legal reasoning systems clear to what lawyers expect.