The e-sentencias prototype: A procedural ontology for legal multimedia applications in the Spanish Civil Courts

Pompeu Casanovas*, Xavier Binefa, Ciro Gracia, Emma Teodoro, Núria Galera, Mercedes Blázquez, Marta Poblet, Jordi Carrabina, Màrius Monton, Carlos Montero, Javier Serrano, José Manuel López-Cobo

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Abstract

Search, retrieval, and management of multimedia contents are challenging tasks for users and researchers alike. We introduce a software-hardware system for the global management of the multimedia contents produced by Spanish Civil Courts. The ultimate goal is to obtain an automatic classification of images and segments of the audiovisual records that, coupled with textual semantics, allows an efficient navigation and retrieval of judicial documents and additional legal sources. This paper describes our knowledge acquisition process, sets a typology of Spanish Civil hearings as performed in practice, and a preliminary procedural ontology at its actual stage of development (e-Sentencias ontology). A discussion on procedural, contextual and multimedia ontologies is also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-219
Number of pages21
JournalFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Civil Courts
  • Contextual Ontology
  • HW/SW Acceleration Platforms
  • Legal Multimedia
  • Legal Procedural Ontology
  • Multimedia Ontology
  • Reconfigurable Devices
  • Semantic Search
  • Speaker Diarization
  • Video Segmentation

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