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Full Title: 5th Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts

Short Title: SPLeT 2014
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Start Date: 31-May-2014 - 31-May-2014
Contact: Giulia Venturi
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: https://sites.google.com/site/splet2014workshop/call-for-papers
Meeting Description: The last few years have seen a growing body of research and practice in the
field of AI & Law which addresses a range of topics: automated legal
argumentation, semantic and cross-language legal IR, document
classification, legal drafting, legal knowledge extraction, as well as the
construction of legal ontologies and their application. In this context, it
is of paramount importance to use NLP techniques and tools that automate
the process of knowledge extraction from legal texts.

Two special sessions will be organized around hot research areas: Legal
Language Resources and Enhancing Access to Law.

For what concerns the former, in line with LREC 2014 Special Highlight we
encourage the submission of descriptions of legal resources to be possibly
included in the LREC Repository of shared LRs with the final aim of
constructing a map of legal language resources, enabling their reuse (in
reproducing and evaluating experiments) and extension. The resources might
include: annotated corpora, lexicons, thesauri and ontologies as well as
semantic processing tools, amongst others.

Concerning the second hot topic, we are particularly interested in
submissions on NLP-based techniques for getting access to semantic
information, including visualization of legal content and network analysis
in the legal domain to uncover relationships between legal documents (e.g.
citation analysis).
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.357

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