The CLIME Project at ITRI

CLIME Computerized Legal Information Management and Explanation
CLIME Team at ITRI Lynne Cahill, Roger Evans (Local Project Manager), Paul Piwek and Neil Tipper
Duration 1998 - 2001
Funding European Commission. ESPRIT EP 25.414
Project Partners The consortium was led by British Maritime Technology Ltd. (UK), and involved the University of Brighton (UK), the University of Amsterdam  (The Netherlands), Bureau Veritas (France) and TXT Ingegneria Informatica (Italy).
Summary The aim of the CLIME project was the development of the CLIME system: a generic software infrastructure for supporting users in consulting distributed archives and repositories of regulatory and legal information. The project delivered a demonstrator in the area of maritime law. At ITRI, we focussed on developping natural language technology to facilitate the formulation of queries to legal information systems and the generation of multilingual natural language answers to legal queries.
Publications Piwek, P., R. Evans and R. Power (1999). Editing Speech Acts: A Practical Approach to Human-Machine Dialogue. In: Proceedings of Amstelogue '99, Amsterdam. [.ps]

Piwek, P., R. Evans, L. Cahill and N. Tipper (2000). Natural Language Generation in the MILE System. In: Proceedings of the IMPACTS in NLG Workshop, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, July 26-28 2000. [.ps]

Piwek, P. (2000). A Formal Semantics for Editing and Generating Plurals. In: Proceedings of COLING 2000, Saarbruecken, Germany, July 31- August 4 2000. [.ps]

Piwek, P. (2002). Requirements Definition, Verification, Validation and Evaluation of the CLIME Interface and Natural Language Processing Technology. ITRI Technical Report ITRI-02-03, University of Brighton. [.pdf][.ps]

Evans, R., P. Piwek and L. Cahill (2002). What is NLG? Proceedings of International Natural Language Generation Conference INLG02, New York, USA, 1-3 July 2002. [.pdf]