Paper on Semantic Text Matching of Contract Clauses and Legal Comments in Tenancy Law accepted
Jan 9, 2018
A full paper has been accepted for presentation and publication for the IRIS Conference 2018 in Salzburg entiteled "Semantic Text Matching of Contract Clauses and Legal Comments in Tenancy Law". The authors present an innovative approach to support lawyers in the processes of contract drafting, editing and analysing. Legal comments on German tenancy law contain condensed knowledge that supports contract writers. The approach supports lawyers by providing relevant information from legal comments and practitioner books. The approach also allows to select an arbitrary length text passage of interest and displays relevant corresponding information inline. It is based on text relatedness measures, in particular tf-idf and word embeddings, and is an instance of the semantic text matching problem.