Mining legislation: An analysis of legal and technical implications

Anna Sophie Novak, Chibuzor Udokwu, Charalampos Alexopoulos, Michalis Loutsaris, Shefali Virkar

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Text mining is the process by which information and connections are obtained from large amounts of text using algorithms. ManyLaws is a project that seeks to increase the accessibility of legal information by offering innovative services. Although several text mining techniques for extracting and storing information exist, an in-depth analysis of the legal and technical issues regarding text mining of legislative information systems is still missing. This paper identifies and examines the legal and technical implications associated with the mining of legislative data, with a focus on copyright and database law. Possible solutions to mitigate the identified issues are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJusletter IT
Issue numberFebruary
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Copyright law
  • Database protection law
  • Legislation
  • Legislative data
  • Text mining


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