Title: A semantic document management system for legal applications

Authors: Flora Amato, Antonino Mazzeo, Antonio Penta, Antonio Picariello

Addresses: Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Universita di Napoli 'Federico II', via Claudio 21, 80125, Naples, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Universita di Napoli 'Federico II', via Claudio 21, 80125, Naples, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Universita di Napoli 'Federico II', via Claudio 21, 80125, Naples, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Universita di Napoli 'Federico II', via Claudio 21, 80125, Naples, Italy.

Abstract: Knowledge management in the legal domain has become a challenging issue for e-government-based applications. In this paper, we propose a core for a legal information system that manages a variety of hard paper documents and automatically transforms them into Resource Description Framework (RDF) statements for suitable indexing, retrieval and long-term preservation. Although we describe a general architecture that can be used for several legal application domains, our system is particularly suitable for the notary realm.

Keywords: natural language processing; NLP; ontologies; legal information systems; semantics; document management; knowledge management; resource description framework; RDF statements; e-government; electronic government; legal documents.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2008.021492

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2008 Vol.4 No.3, pp.251 - 266

Published online: 28 Nov 2008 *

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