Project

Lynx

Building the Legal Knowledge Graph for Smart Compliance Services in Multilingual Europe

Building the Legal Knowledge Graph for Smart Compliance Services in Multilingual Europe

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European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and companies operating internationally face multiple difficulties to trade abroad and to localise their products and services in other countries. Complying with regulatory and legal aspects is crucial for these companies, who usually delegate the task to law and consultancy firms. These firms have to identify, retrieve and process documents from several sources, in multiple languages, and published by various institutions according to different criteria and formats. Such a burdensome task is hindering European SMEs to sell across borders, and thus reducing its competitive potential. Current content and data analytics solutions are mature to be transferred to the market and leverage the new opportunities created by the data linking paradigm and the open data movement.

Lynx aims to create a knowledge graph of legal and regulatory data towards compliance, in which heterogeneous data sources from different jurisdictions, languages and orders are aggregated and interlinked by a collection of advanced services. Building on this legal knowledge graph, a Lynx platform will offer compliance-related functionality focused on three specific business cases. In a first pilot, legal compliance solution for data protection will be offered, where data protection related documents are innovatively managed, analysed, and visualised across different jurisdictions.

In the second pilot, the Lynx platform will help understanding regulatory regimes (norms and standards) related to operations in the Oil & Gas and Energy sectors. The third pilot will provide a compliance solution in the labour law domain, where legal provisions, case law, administrative resolutions, and expert literature will be interlinked, analysed, and compared to define legal strategies in the context of legal practice. European citizens will also benefit from this solution because they will gain free access to a new collection of aggregated and interlinked legal data.

Partners

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID, Spain; SEMANTIC WEB COMPANY GMBH, Austria; TILDE SIA, Latvia; UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA, Spain; ALPENITE SRL, Italy; K Dictionaries Ltd, Israel; DFKI, Germany; DET NORSKE VERITAS, The Netherlands; OPENLAWS GMBH, Austria; CUATRECASAS GONÇALVES PEREIRA S.L.P., Spain

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Contact Person
Dr. Georg Rehm

Publications about the project

Dmitrii Aksenov, Julian Moreno Schneider, Peter Bourgonje, Robert Schwarzenberg, Leonhard Hennig, Georg Rehm

In: Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation 2020. International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2020) May 12-17 Marseille France European Language Resources Association (ELRA) 5/2020.

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Georg Rehm, Dimitrios Galanis, Penny Labropoulou, Stelios Piperidis, Martin Welß, Ricardo Usbeck, Joachim Köhler, Miltos Deligiannis, Katerina Gkirtzou, Johannes Fischer, Christian Chiarcos, Nils Feldhus, Julian Moreno Schneider, Florian Kintzel, Elena Montiel, Víctor Rodríguez Doncel, John P. McCrae, David Laqua, Irina Patricia Theile, Christian Dittmar, Kalina Bontcheva, Ian Roberts, Andrejs Vasiljevs, Andis Lagzdins

In: Georg Rehm, Kalina Bontcheva, Khalid Choukri, Jan Hajic, Stelios Piperidis, Andrejs Vasiljevs (editor). Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms (IWLTP 2020, co-located with LREC 2020). International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms (IWLTP-2020) located at LREC Marseille, France Pages 96-107 ISBN 979-10-95546-64-1 ELRA 5/2020.

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Julian Moreno Schneider, Georg Rehm, Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, VÃíctor Rodriguez-Doncel, Artem Revenko, Sotirios Karampatakis, Maria Khvalchik, Christian Sageder, Jorge Gracia, Filippo Maganza

In: Nicoletta Calzolari, Frédéric Béchet, Philippe Blache, Christopher Cieri, Khalid Choukri, Thierry Declerck, Hitoshi Isahara, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis (editor). Proceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2020). International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2020) Marseille, France Pages 2325-2333 ISBN 979-10-95546-34-4 European Language Resources Association (ELRA) 5/2020.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz