The workshop "Evidence & Decision Making in the Law: Theoretical, Computational and Empirical Approaches" is held in conjunction with 2017...
The Second Workshop on Automated Detection, Extraction and Analysis of Semantic Information in Legal Texts (ASAIL) will be held in conjunction with ICAIL 2017: XVI International Conference on AI and Law, Friday June 16th 2017, London, UK. It is a continuation of the successful 2015 ASAIL workshop.
This workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, academic and corporate researchers, legal practitioners, and legal service providers for an extended, collaborative discussion about applying natural language processing and machine learning to the semantic analysis of legal texts. Semantic analysis is the process of relating syntactic elements and structures, drawn from the levels of phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs, and whole documents, to their language-independent meanings in a given domain, including meanings specific to legal information. The range of focal texts includes:
Researchers have long been developing tools to aggregate, synthesize, structure, summarize, and reason about legal norms and arguments in texts. Recently, however, dramatic advances in natural language processing, text and argument mining, information extraction, and automated question answering are changing how automatic semantic analysis of legal rules and arguments will be performed in the future. The discussion will include, but will not be limited to, retrieving documents with varying concepts of relevance, extracting legal norms from retrieved documents, and extracting various sorts of arguments. A priority will be given to topics that discuss both natural language texts and methods of representation or analysis.
We invite papers on and demonstrations of original work on these and other aspects of automated detection, extraction and analysis of semantic information in legal texts. Two types of papers are solicited:
A Program Committee will review both types of papers using the conference review system. Submissions will be evaluated on appropriateness for this call, originality of the research described and technical quality. Authors of selected papers will be invited to present the papers at the Workshop: 30-minute presentations (including 10 minutes of questions) for full research papers and 15-minute presentations for position papers (including 5 minutes of questions)
The workshop day, June 16, will begin with a brief tutorial on natural language processing. The remainder of the morning session will be a series of paper presentations and subseqent discussions. If a sufficient number of quality papers are received, the workshop may extend through the afternoon and include an invited speaker.
Authors should submit their papers using Easychair and use the ACM paper templates. While papers can be prepared using LaTeX or Word, all papers should be converted to PDF prior to submission.
Submissions due: Friday, April 21, 2017
Authors are strongly encouraged to submit an early abstract of their submission by April 14 on Easychair.
Accept/Reject notification: May 12, 2015
Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the journal of Artificial Intelligence and Law. Based on the Program Committee’s reviews, authors of selected papers will be invited to expand their papers and submit them for an additional round of reviews and revisions with the goal of publication of a special issue.
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