NLP meets Law: PDI-SSH grant for ‘WetSuite’
Prestigieus grant awarded to SAILS researchers!
SAILS researchers Anne Meuwese (Law) and Matthijs Westera (Humanities/LUCL) have been awarded a prestigieus grant.
SAILS researchers Anne Meuwese (Law) and Matthijs Westera (Humanities/LUCL) have been awarded a PDI-SSH grant to create a web portal and a collection of tools and resources that will help researchers apply Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods to legal textual data from public bodies, such as laws, administrative decisions and case law. The goal of this web portal, named ‘WetSuite’, is to provide data access and tools both for researchers in law with little or no programming experience, and for researchers in NLP with little or no legal background. From Leiden University Stephan Raaijmakers (LUCL) and Alex Ingrams (FGGA) are also involved, along with a lead programmer and two assistants, for whom vacancies will be posted soon. The Leiden team will cooperate with Tilburg University (Johan Wolswinkel) and Maastricht University (Gijs van Dijck). PDI-SSH grants are part of the SSH Sector Plan of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) and intended to strengthen the digital research infrastructure in The Netherlands.
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