Automatic Annotation Service APPI: Named Entity Linking in Legal Domain

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Texts referencing court decisions and statutes can be difficult to understand without context. It can be time consuming and expensive to find related statutes or to learn about context specific terminology. As a solution, we utilized a named entity linking tool for extracting information and tailored it into a service, Appi, that can automatically annotate legal documents to provide context to the readers. The service can identify and link named entities and references to legal texts to corresponding vocabularies and data sources by combining statistics- and rule-based named entity recognition with named entity linking. The results provide users with enhanced reading experience with contextual information and the possibility to access related materials, such as statutes and court decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web
Subtitle of host publicationESWC 2020 Satellite Events - ESWC 2020, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsAndreas Harth, Valentina Presutti, Raphaël Troncy, Maribel Acosta, Axel Polleres, Javier D. Fernández, Josiane Xavier Parreira, Olaf Hartig, Katja Hose, Michael Cochez
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-62327-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventExtended Semantic Web Conference - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 31 May 20204 Jun 2020
Conference number: 17

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


ConferenceExtended Semantic Web Conference
Abbreviated titleESWC


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