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July 24, 2017
Chicago, IL USA
For Immediate Release
LEXPREDICT OPEN SOURCES
THE 1910 VERSION OF BLACK’S LAW
THE WORLD’SMOS...
evolve. However, our vision is to work towards multi-domain, multi-lingual, and cross-lingual
resources for legal and regu...
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LexPredict Open Sources The 1910 Version of Black’s Law – The World’s Most Well Known Legal Dictionary is Now a Data Object

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LexPredict Open Sources The 1910 Version of Black’s Law – The World’s Most Well Known Legal Dictionary is Now a Data Object

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LexPredict Open Sources The 1910 Version of Black’s Law – The World’s Most Well Known Legal Dictionary is Now a Data Object

  1. 1. July 24, 2017 Chicago, IL USA For Immediate Release LEXPREDICT OPEN SOURCES THE 1910 VERSION OF BLACK’S LAW THE WORLD’SMOST WELLKNOWN LEGALDICTIONARY IS NOWADATA OBJECT I. Purpose At their core, many academic and commercial applications of natural language processing and machine learning can benefit from a controlled lexicon of expert-selected terms (i.e., a dictionary). This is especially true of highly technical language, such as legal text. However, after a search of the existing landscape, we were unable to find a high- quality open source or freely-available legal dictionary. Instead, the best existing versions, when available, exist under some form of restrictive licensing conditions. Thus, in furtherance of both the legal profession as well as a range of legal technology providers and solutions, we are announcing another step in our broader open source plan that we outlined earlier this month. Namely, we are making available on Github the 1910 Version of Black’s Law (i.e., Black’s Law 2nd Edition) as a structured data object. This early version of arguably the premier legal dictionary is made available under the open source GPL license which should allow both researchers and commercial providers to operate with limited restrictions. Our open-source document analytics platform, ContraxSuite, is just one of the projects that will benefit. We expect many other researchers and companies to both benefit and contribute. II. Contents The current contents are organized by language, locale, and topic, and can be accessed in (CSV, JSON, or Excel). We anticipate that the contents and organization of this legal dictionary repository will evolve and expand as the community participates and our products
  2. 2. evolve. However, our vision is to work towards multi-domain, multi-lingual, and cross-lingual resources for legal and regulatory text. The current version is still being actively cleaned and corrected and we anticipate that this refinement process alone many take several weeks. III. Final Thought We believe that the absence of such high-quality linguistic inputs represents a significant bottleneck in the academic and commercial space. We hope this offering will help. Please check back for more as we continue down the path to #OpenSourceLegal.

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