Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
JURIX 2010: The Twenty-Third Annual Conference
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The 23rd edition of the JURIX conference was held in the United Kingdom from the 15th till the 17th of December and was hosted by the University of Liverpool. This year submissions came from 18 countries covering all five continents. These proceedings contain thirteen full and nine short papers that were selected for presentation. As usual they cover a wide range of topics.
Many contributions deal with formal or computational models of legal reasoning: reasoning with legal principles, two-phase democratic deliberation, burdens and standards of proof, argumentation with value judgments, and temporal reasoning in normative multi-agent systems. Another group of papers deals with research facilitating the access to sources of law: the use of machine learning to map different thesauri, case frames to improve the access to case law, and ways to resolve and standardize case law citations. A third group of papers is centred on grasping the semantics of sources of law using some sort of natural language processing or visualisation techniques.