A Knowledge Engineering Framework for Intelligent Retrieval of Legal Case Studies
Source: Artificial Intelligence and Law, Volume 5, Number 3, September 1997 , pp. 179-205(27)
Juris-Data is one of the largest case-study base in France. The case studies are indexed by legal classification elaborated by the Juris-Data Group. Knowledge engineering was used to design an intelligent interface for information retrieval based on this classification. The aim of the system is to help users find the case-study which is the most relevant to their own.
The approach is potentially very useful, but for standardising it for other legal document bases it is necessary to extract a legal classification of the primary documents. Thus, a methodology for the construction of these classifications was designed together with a framework for index construction. The project led to the implementation of a Legal Case Studies Engineering Framework based on the accumulated experimentation and the methodologies designed. It consists of a set of computerised tools which support the life-cycle of the legal document from their processing by legal experts to their consultation by clients.
Document Type: Regular paper
Affiliations: 1: Scalaire, rue Lafaurie Montbadon, 33000 Bordeaux, France 2: CEA/DIST/SMTI, Groupe Gestion des Connaissances, Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cédex, France 3: Editions du Juris-Classeur, 141 Rue de Javel, 75747 Paris Cédex, France
Publication date: 1997-09-01