25 Agosto 2023

First “Legal Information Retrieval meets Artificial Intelligence (LIRAI)” workshop

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the  ACM Hypertext 2023 conference in Rome (Italy), 4 September 2023.

The workshop aims to provide a venue hosting discussion of novel ideas, evaluations, and success stories concerning the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Information Retrieval (IR) to the legal domain. 
All around the world, lawmakers, legal professionals, and citizens must cope with the sheer amount of legal knowledge present in legal documents. These documents can be norms, regulations, directives, legal cases, and other relevant material for legal practitioners, such as legal commentary. The continuous evolution of legal documents is a challenging setting, with implicit relationships playing an important role beyond explicit references. Recently, the adoption of shared machine-readable formats and FAIR principles, as well as methods and practices from the Semantic Web, have certainly improved the accessibility of legal knowledge and its interoperability. Still, retrieving legal knowledge and making sense of it are not solved problems. The legal community often has special requirements for retrieval systems (e.g., high recall, explainability). Artificial Intelligence (AI) is positioned as a lever to enhance our ability to find, understand, and correlate legal information, and to comprehend its relationship to reality, in terms of compliance evaluation and risk/benefit analysis.

Enrico Francesconi, researcher director at IGSG and currently Policy Officer of the European Parliament, will deliver a key note speech on “Profiles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning for Legal Information Retrieval and Compliance Checking”.

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