From a Natural Language to a Controlled Contract Language

Jusletter IT May 24 2018

12 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2018

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Milva Finnegan

University of Vaasa, Department of Accounting and Finance

Date Written: May 24, 2018

Abstract

Readability of contracts is a challenge. Over time a natural set of traditional words and writing style has developed. A controlled language is derived from a natural language and usually consists of a dictionary and a set of writing rules in a controlled document. This article introduces the idea of a controlled contract language for contract drafting. The comparative model examined is ASD-100STE, used in the aerospace industry for writing technical manuals. ASD-100STE’s goal is to enhance document readability to assure comprehension across all writers and users.

Keywords: Contracts, Controlled Language, Contract Simplification, Contract Drafting

JEL Classification: K12

Suggested Citation

Finnegan, Milva, From a Natural Language to a Controlled Contract Language (May 24, 2018). Jusletter IT May 24 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3184366

Milva Finnegan (Contact Author)

University of Vaasa, Department of Accounting and Finance ( email )

Finland

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