Aleksander Smywiński-Pohl (AGH): Application of computational linguistics methods in Lemkin – intelligent legal information system

Lemkin, the subject of works of dr inż. Aleksander Smywiński-Pohl, is an intelligent legal information system adapted to Polish law, the main purpose of which is to shorten the legal analysis process carried out by lawyers as well as people who deal with legal issues on a daily basis (office employees, entrepreneurs, investors).

The name of the project comes from the name of Rafał Lemkin – a Polish lawyer, one of the greatest achievements of whom was the introduction of the concept of “genocide” to the international law, and developing a draft of the convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide.

The key innovation of the system lies in sharing advanced mechanisms of legal analysis (e.g. the study of the case law line) by means of an interface that allows for asking questions in natural language. Thanks to the advanced mechanisms of legal analysis using artificial intelligence, the system will allow for the transformation of legal provisions and judicial decisions into structured documents that make a semantic knowledge base. Thanks to the fact that the communication will rely on the natural language, the system will enable much more effective and intuitive searching for information in the constructed knowledge base. This innovation will be implemented based on a combination of the following mechanisms: information extraction, automatic content classification, automatic translation of natural language questions into queries in the knowledge base, vector-neuronal representation of meaning, deep recursive neural networks and advanced full-text search.