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October 22, 2018

Wilco Draijer To Present His Paper During JURISIN 2018 in Tokyo

We’re proud to announce that our colleague Wilco Draijer, Graduation Intern and Student Assistant, has been invited to present his paper during the Twelfth International Workshop on Juris-informatics (JURISIN 2018) on 12-13 November at the Keio University in Yokohama, Japan.

For his thesis project Wilco is currently working on automating the retrieval of relevant judicial precedence for new legal cases. The rationale behind it is that judicial precedent helps to obtain equality and maintain the interests of justice. In retrieving relevant judicial precedence for new legal cases, lawyers currently query a lot of different search engines. A process that is time-consuming and prone to error (and missing out). Automating this process could lead to improved quality of jurisprudence, while saving lawyers time.

During the annual Competition on Legal Information Extraction/Entailment (COLIEE), Wilco built an automation system based on the findings of his thesis project and data that was made available for the competition. Summarizing his findings and results in a paper, it got accepted. Resulting in an invitation to present this paper at the Twelfth International Workshop on Juris-Informatics (JURISIN 2018) on 12-13 November at the Keio University in Yokohama, Japan. An international workshop purposed to discuss both the fundamental and practical issues among people from backgrounds such as law, social science, information and intelligent technology, including the conventional “AI and Law” area.

We’re proud of this great achievement in the early stage of Wilco’s career and wish him the best of luck!

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