Date and Time
Friday, June 17, 2016 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 2B
A Summary of the presentations and papers from this workshop is available here.
Recent improvements both in Human Language Technology (HLT) and in techniques for storage and rapid analysis of large data collections have created new opportunities for automated interpretation of legal text, improved access to statutory and regulatory rules, and greater insights into the structure and evolution of legal systems. These techniques hold promise for the courts, legal practitioners, scholars, and citizens alike. These advances have coincided with a rapid expansion of interest in automated processing and understanding of legal texts on the part of industry, government agencies, court personnel, and the public.
The focus of this workshop is research on and applications of that involve interpretation of legal text, analysis of structured legal documents, improved publication and access to document collections, predictive analysis based on legal text mining, and visualization of legal corpora. The intended audience for the workshop includes researchers and practitioners from industry, academia, and government working at the intersection of HLT, artificial intelligence, social science, data and network science, and law.
Cost and Registration
Registration is now open. The workshop is open to the public and anyone may register to attend. All attendees (non-presenters, presenters, and members of the Program Committee) must register and pay the $125 registration fee (which includes all meals and local transportation) by clicking the Register Now button below.
Paper Submission Information
Submissions to LTDCA are now closed.
|Thursday, June 16|
|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.||Informal dinner near hotel|
|Friday, June 17|
|8:15 - 9 a.m.||Registration and Breakfast|
|9 - 9:15 a.m.||Welcome and Introductions (L. Karl Branting and Prof. Ted Sichelman)|
|9:15 - 9:45 a.m.||Marc Vilain (MITRE), Language-Processing Methods for US Court Filings|
|9:45 - 10:15 a.m.||David Lewis (David D. Lewis Consulting LLC), Information Retrieval in E-Discovery: Progress and Controversy|
|10:15 - 10:45 a.m.||Elliott Ash (Princeton) & Michael Lissner (University of Warwick), An Open-Source DB for Empirical Analysis of Judges and Judicial Decisions|
|10:45 - 11 a.m.||Break|
|11 - 11:30 a.m.||Dan Rubins (Legal Robot), Abstractive Summarization of Legal Texts|
|11:30 - 11:50 a.m.||Bill Liao & Charles Horowitz (MITRE), An Approach to Identify Stamps on Scanned Court Filings|
|11:50 - 12:10 p.m.||Ali Sadeghian et al. (Univeristy of Florida), Semantic Edge Labeling over Legal Citation Graphs|
|12:10 - 12:30 a.m.||Thorne McCarty (Rutgers), On Semi-Supervised Learning of Legal Semantics|
|12:30 - 1:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:30 - 2 p.m.||Leora Morgenstern (Leidos), The Lawyers Know Too Much: Automating Extraction of Executable Logic Programming Rules from Regulatory Text|
|2 - 2:30 p.m.||Dave Feltenberger & Aaron Abood (Google), Automated Patent Landscaping
|2:30 - 3 p.m.||Greg Leibon et al. (Dartmouth), Bending the Law|
|3 - 4 p.m.||
Refreshments, Posters, and Demonstrations
|4 - 4:30 p.m.||Pablo Arredondo & Ryan Walker (Casetext), Harvesting and Leveraging Explanatory Parentheticals|
|4:30 - 5 p.m.||Karl Harris (Lex Machina) Using Data-Driven Insights to Set Litigation Strategy|
|5 - 5:30 p.m.||Summary and Wrap up|
We have reserved blocks of rooms at the Hacienda Hotel in Old Town as well as apartment-style accommodations on the USD campus. Transportation will be provided to and from the workshop from both locations (as well as to and from the NAACL HLT conference hotel, see below). PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE TO RESERVE ROOMS AT THE CONFERENCE RATE IS June 1, 2016. After that time, you may have to book at a higher rate or at another hotel.
Hacienda Hotel (Old Town) $153 per night single/double including all taxes and fees; includes breakfast & dinner vouchers for one person per room. Must be booked by June 1, 2016. To reserve a room at the Hacienda, please call (619) 298-4707 and give them the following codes: Group code: USDAIL or visit www.haciendahotel-oldtown.com and enter group code USDAIL. Hacienda Hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle. After arrival to the airport and you have retrieved your luggage, call the hotel directly at (619) 298-4707 for pick-up. The hotel is 3.5 miles from the airport.
USD Manchester Apartments (on USD campus) $84 for singles per night per person per room or $68 multiples per night per person; meals not included. Must be booked by May 31, 2016. To reserve a room at the Manchester Apartments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and specify your full name, arrival/departure dates, and person with whom you would like to share the apartment (if none is specified, a roommate will be assigned).
For those attending the NAACL HLT conference and staying at the Sheraton San Diego Resort and Marina, we will provide transportation from the Sheraton to the workshop in the morning and back to the Sheraton after the workshop finishes. Reservations can be made at the Sherato through the NAACL HLT conference website.
There are many other hotels in San Diego area, many of which are less than 20 minutes from USD by car. We do not recommend booking alternate locations unless you have or rent a car, plan to bike, or take a taxi (or similar service) to and from the workshop. If you rent a car, there will be ample free parking at the workshop. Please email email@example.com if you need parking.
Karl Branting, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Ted Sichelman, University of San Diego School of Law
Thomas Bruce, Cornell Law School
Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters, Corp. R&D
William Hamilton, University of Florida Law School
Matt Koehler, The MITRE Corporation
David Lewis, David D. Lewis Consulting LLC
Joonsuk Park, Cornell University
Jana Sukkarieh, NOHA Z, LLC
Daisy Zhe Wang, University of Florida
The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for 6.5 hours of general credit.
- Center for Computation, Mathematics, and the Law
- USD Center for Intellectual Property Law and Markets