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Automatic Taxonomy Generation: A Use-Case in the Legal Domain

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Publication Type: 
Edited Conference Meeting Proceeding
Abstract: 
A key challenge in the legal domain is the adaptation and representation of the legal knowledge expressed through texts, in order for legal practitioners and researchers to access this information more easily and faster to help with compliance related issues. One way to approach this goal is in the form of a taxonomy of legal concepts. While this task usually requires a manual construction of terms and their relations by domain experts, this paper describes a methodology to automatically generate a taxonomy of legal noun concepts. We apply and compare two approaches on a corpus consisting of statutory instruments for UK, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland laws.
Conference Name: 
8th Language & Technology Conference 2017
Proceedings: 
Proceedings of the 8th Language & Technology Conference 2017
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
1710.01823.
Publication Date: 
17/11/2017
Pages: 
78-82
Conference Location: 
Poland
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Institution: 
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
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Yes
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