From Spelling Checkers to Robot Judges? Some Implications of Normativity in Language Technology and AI & Law
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ICAIL 2011 WORKSHOP APPLYING HUMAN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY TO LAW, pp. 48-53, Karl Branting and Adam Wyner, eds., 2011
6 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2011
Date Written: May 12, 2011
In language technology, the process of turning language analysis tools into language checkers offers a viable model for the development of decision support or judicial automation tools based on current software for electronic discovery. This paper presents arguments for why the cases are more analoguous than one might think and based on that presents some lessons learned from normative language technology and the implications they might have for AI software projects in a judicial setting.
Keywords: e-discovery, judicial decision support, judicial automation, language technology, language checking, normativity, project management
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