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MIREL - MIning and REasoning with Legal texts

Objective

The management of large repositories of norms, and the semantic access and reasoning to these norms are key challenges in Legal Informatics. The MIREL project will create an international and inter-sectorial network to define a formal framework and to develop tools for MIning and REasoning with Legal texts, with the aim of translating these legal texts into formal representations that can be used for querying norms, compliance checking, and decision support. The development of the MIREL framework and tools will be guided by the needs of three industrial partners, and validated by industrial case studies. MIREL promotes mobility and staff exchange between SMEs to academies in order to create an inter-continental interdisciplinary consortium in Law and Artificial Intelligence areas including Natural Language Processing, Computational Ontologies, Argumentation, and Logic & Reasoning.
MIREL addresses both conceptual challenges, such as the role of legal interpretation in mining and reasoning, and computational challenges, such as the handling of big legal data, and the complexity of regulatory compliance. It bridges the gap between the community working on legal ontologies and NLP parsers and the community working on reasoning methods and formal logic. Moreover, it is the first project of its kind to involve industrial partners in the future development of innovative products and services in legal reasoning and their deployment in the market.
The European MIREL partners are key players in the communities of Deontic, AI & Law, and the Semantic Web, communities that have traditionally been strong in Europe. The MIREL consortium brings these scientists together with researchers with expertise traditionally lacking in Europe, such as norm and argument mining (Argentina, Japan and China), description logic for reasoning about legal ontologies (South Africa), natural language semantics of deontic modals (US), and the complexity analysis of regulatory compliance (Australia).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy/metaphysics/ontology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/natural language processing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/semantic web
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Luxembourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 405 000

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 198 000
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 193 500
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
APIS HRISTOVICH EOOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Graf Ignatiev 7A
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOMOTIKA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Pavia 11 B
10098 Rivoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DLVSYSTEM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Via Della Resistenza 11/P
87036 Rende Cs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (8)

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA
Argentina
Address
Calle 7 776
1900 La Plata
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL SUR
Argentina
Address
Avenida Colon 80
8000 Bahia Blanca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE CORDOBA
Argentina
Address
Haya De La Torre S/n Ciudad Universitaria
5000 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Serra Mall 450
94305 2004 Stanford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED
Australia
Address
Level 5, Garden Street 13
NSW1430 Eveleigh
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTECORPORATION RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONOF INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS
Japan
Address
Midori Cho 10-3 Tachikawa Shi
190-8518 Tokyo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Zhejiang University
China
Address
Zhe Da Road 38
310027 Hangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments