Introduction to Legal Ontologies & the Legal Semantic Web, by Núria Casellas

Professor Núria Casellas of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Departament de Ciència Política i Dret Públic and Institute of Law and Technology (IDT) has published Semantic Enhancement of Legal InformationAre We Up for the Challenge?, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, a publication of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School.

Dr. Casellas’s post provides an extremely informative and thorough overview of legal ontologies and the legal Semantic Web. The post discusses how legal ontologies are made, how they are structured, and how they help to improve access to legal information, particularly in court systems and other government settings.

The post also provides links to a number of introductory materials on ontologies and the Semantic Web, for readers who are new to this topic and who want to learn more.

Dr. Casellas’s post will be of interest to legal informatics researchers, developers, and professionals seeking to learn more about the legal Semantic Web; and to those who are experienced in Semantic Web applications outside the field of law, and who want to learn more about how ontologies are being applied in the legal context.

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