Law, Ontologies and the Semantic Web

Channelling the Legal Information Flood

by J. Breuker, P. Casanovas,

This book about legal ontologies and Semantic Web applications has its roots in workshops and conferences on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Law. The domain of law belongs to the early adopters of ontologies and semantic web technology to support its enormous and fast growing demand for effective information management; it is probably only surpassed in this respect by the bio-sciences. Having easy access to relevant legal information among the rising flood of legal documentation is not only the concern of legal practitioners. The life and work of citizens becomes more and more entangled with legal issues as well. This volume reflects the wisdom abstracted from experiences accumulated over more than a decade of research and development in this area. It contains a representative overview of the state-of-the-art, covering both theoretical aspects and practical systems. The latter has been an important driver of research in this area, which can be observed from the geographical origins: the work discussed is mainly European, due to R&D initiatives of the European Commission in the various Framework programs.
  • IOS Press; November 2008
  • ISBN 9781607503842
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  • Title: Law, Ontologies and the Semantic Web
  • Author: J. Breuker (ed.); P. Casanovas (ed.); M.C.A. Klein (ed.)
  • Imprint: IOS Press