Linked Legal Information for Citizens


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Jubilee Fund of the City of Vienna for the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

Duration Dec. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019

  • Applied Information Technology AE (Details)
  • Information Business IN (Details)

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Abstract (German)

Legal questions are prominent in our every day lives. Even if we don't recognize
it as such an important aspect, but we do often enter into legal obligations
without paying much attention to it. The attention to legal problems is only
drawn if something exceptional happens and we are seeking legal help, but
legal data is hard to search, understand and process for citizens.
The overall goal of this research project is to enhance the accessibility and
searchability to legal information provided by authorities to citizens based on
the initiatives driven by the European Union, and bringing them down to a
more regional, Fine-grained level, for instance to provinces like Vienna. Transforming
legal information from natural text into a machine-readable format is
not straight forward and requires intermediate steps such as

(1) Enhancing legal documents with enriched metadata
(2) Creating a legal knowledge graph
(3) Querying and visualizing legal information in the knowledge graph in an accessible manner via open standards (RDF, SPARQL)


Abstract (English)

Legal questions are prominent in our every day lives. Even if we don't recognize
it as such an important aspect, but we do often enter into legal obligations
without paying much attention to it. The attention to legal problems is only
drawn if something exceptional happens and we are seeking legal help, but
legal data is hard to search, understand and process for citizens.
The overall goal of this research project is to enhance the accessibility and
searchability to legal information provided by authorities to citizens based on
the initiatives driven by the European Union, and bringing them down to a
more regional, Fine-grained level, for instance to provinces like Vienna. Transforming
legal information from natural text into a machine-readable format is
not straight forward and requires intermediate steps such as

(1) Enhancing legal documents with enriched metadata
(2) Creating a legal knowledge graph
(3) Querying and visualizing legal information in the knowledge graph in an accessible manner via open standards (RDF, SPARQL)

Partners

  • Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien - Austria

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