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Controlling the language of statutes and regulations for semantic processing


Höfler, Stefan; Bünzli, Alexandra (2010). Controlling the language of statutes and regulations for semantic processing. In: LREC 2010 Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts (SPLeT 2010), Valletta, Malta, 23 May 2010 - 23 May 2010, 8-15.

Abstract

Controlled Legal German (CLG) is a subset of legal German specifically designed to facilitate the semantic processing of Swiss statutes and regulations. In this paper, we describe the strategies CLG employs to reduce ambiguity and underspecification in such texts, and the methods it uses to maintain proximity to conventional legal language. The presented discussion suggests that, if existing synergies are properly exploited, the concept of controlled natural language can be of benefit to the semantic processing of legal texts as well as to legislative drafting.

Abstract

Controlled Legal German (CLG) is a subset of legal German specifically designed to facilitate the semantic processing of Swiss statutes and regulations. In this paper, we describe the strategies CLG employs to reduce ambiguity and underspecification in such texts, and the methods it uses to maintain proximity to conventional legal language. The presented discussion suggests that, if existing synergies are properly exploited, the concept of controlled natural language can be of benefit to the semantic processing of legal texts as well as to legislative drafting.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:410 Linguistics
000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:23 May 2010
Deposited On:08 Jun 2010 18:14
Last Modified:05 Apr 2017 14:48
Funders:The Cogito Foundation, Switzerland
Related URLs:http://www.cl.uzh.ch/research/cnl/collegis.html (Author)

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