March 30, 2011 – Artificial intelligence is the topic of a conference in Frankfurt, Germany scheduled for August 15-20, 2011. AICOL (AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems) 2011 is set to further develop models of legal knowledge, concerning its organization, structure and content, in order to promote mutual understanding and communication among different legal systems and cultures.

Cordis News brought this topic to our attention in their article, “’Artificial intelligence approaches to the complexity of legal systems, Frankfurt, Germany.” By building more precise models of legal concepts – from multilingual dictionaries to taxonomies and legal ontologies – society can enhance comprehension of legal cultures, of their commonalities and differences. The use of computer systems in this process can help manage legal knowledge, draw on convergences and bridge differences.

The event will be a forum for diverse researchers to discuss and share their findings and proposals on recent developments in artificial intelligence and law, legal theory, argumentation, the semantic web, and multi-agent systems. Learn more at their website.

Melody K. Smith