This paper looks at the use of recitals in the interpretation of EU legislation, and mechanisms for connecting them to normative provisions. The purposive approach to the interpretation of EU legislation taken by the European Court of Justice makes frequent references to recitals as helping to establish the purpose of normative provisions. Our research uses a cosine similarity based approach to link articles with relevant provisions to help legal professionals and lay end-users interpret the law. Such support can be used in legal knowledgebased systems. © 2015 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved.

Mapping recitals to normative provisions in EU legislation to assist legal interpretation

HUMPHREYS, LLIO BRYN;DI CARO, Luigi;BOELLA, Guido;
2015-01-01

Abstract

This paper looks at the use of recitals in the interpretation of EU legislation, and mechanisms for connecting them to normative provisions. The purposive approach to the interpretation of EU legislation taken by the European Court of Justice makes frequent references to recitals as helping to establish the purpose of normative provisions. Our research uses a cosine similarity based approach to link articles with relevant provisions to help legal professionals and lay end-users interpret the law. Such support can be used in legal knowledgebased systems. © 2015 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved.
28th Annual International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, JURIX 2015
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10/12/2015
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Information systems; Semantics, Cosine similarity; End users; EU legislation; European Court of Justice; Purposive interpretation; Recitals; Semantic similarity, Laws and legislation; EU legislation; Purposive interpretation; Recitals; Semantic similarity
Humphreys, Llio; Santos, C.; Di Caro, Luigi; Boella, Guido; Van Der Torre, Leon; Robaldo, Livio
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