Building Semantic Resources for Legislative Drafting: The DALOS Project

  • Enrico Francesconi
  • Daniela Tiscornia
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4884)

Abstract

The DALOS Project aims at building an ontological- linguistic resource to be used in the multilingual EU legislative drafting process, as well as in a linguistically reliable national transpositions of EU directives. This paper outlines the design of the ontological-linguistic resource, as well as the main phases carried on for its implementation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrico Francesconi
    • 1
  • Daniela Tiscornia
    • 1
  1. 1.ITTIG-CNRFlorenceItaly

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