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Constructing and exploiting an automatically annotated resource of legislative texts


Höfler, Stefan; Sugisaki, Kyoko (2014). Constructing and exploiting an automatically annotated resource of legislative texts. In: Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14), Reykkjavik, 26 May 2014 - 31 May 2014, 175-180.

Abstract

In this paper, we report on the construction of a resource of Swiss legislative texts that is automatically annotated with structural, morphosyntactic and content-related information, and we discuss the exploitation of this resource for the purposes of legislative drafting, legal linguistics and translation and for the evaluation of legislation. Our resource is based on the classified compilation of Swiss federal legislation. All texts contained in the classified compilation exist in German, French and Italian, some of them are also available in Romansh and English. Our resource is currently being exploited (a) as a testing environment for developing methods of automated style checking for legislative drafts, (b) as the basis of a statistical multilingual word concordance, and (c) for the empirical evaluation of legislation. The paper describes the domain- and language specific procedures that we have implemented to provide the automatic annotations needed for these applications.

Abstract

In this paper, we report on the construction of a resource of Swiss legislative texts that is automatically annotated with structural, morphosyntactic and content-related information, and we discuss the exploitation of this resource for the purposes of legislative drafting, legal linguistics and translation and for the evaluation of legislation. Our resource is based on the classified compilation of Swiss federal legislation. All texts contained in the classified compilation exist in German, French and Italian, some of them are also available in Romansh and English. Our resource is currently being exploited (a) as a testing environment for developing methods of automated style checking for legislative drafts, (b) as the basis of a statistical multilingual word concordance, and (c) for the empirical evaluation of legislation. The paper describes the domain- and language specific procedures that we have implemented to provide the automatic annotations needed for these applications.

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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:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Event End Date:31 May 2014
Deposited On:27 May 2014 16:42
Last Modified:16 Aug 2017 00:34
Official URL:http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2014/index.html

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