Title: Specification of semantic information of Arabic provisions

Authors: Nasria Bouhyaoui; Fatima Zohra Laallam; Ismaïl Biskri

Addresses: Faculté des Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication, Laboratoire de l'Intelligence Artificielle et les Technologies de l'Information, Université Kasdi Merbah Ouargla, Ouargla 30000, Algeria ' Faculté des Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication, Laboratoire de l'Intelligence Artificielle et les Technologies de l'Information, Université Kasdi Merbah Ouargla, Ouargla 30000, Algeria ' LAMIA, Univesité du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Canada

Abstract: Legal texts play an essential role in the organisation, be it public or private, where each actor must be aware of, and comply with regulations. However, because of the difficulties of the legal domain, the actors prefer to rely on the expert rather than resorting to search for the regulation in a collection of documents. In this paper, we use a rule-based approach based on the contextual exploration method for the semantic annotation of Algerian legal texts written in Arabic language. We are interested in the specification of the semantic information of the provision types: obligation, permission and prohibition, and the arguments role and action. The preliminary experiment presented promising results for the specification of provision types.

Keywords: semantic annotation; law text; legal text; legal document; Arabic language; provision; rule-based; contextual exploration; linguistic approach.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2018.098394

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2018 Vol.13 No.2, pp.150 - 165

Received: 04 Aug 2018
Accepted: 12 Nov 2018

Published online: 09 Mar 2019 *

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