Legal information research

—Research network of IRIS Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion (

◦  20 years; strong focus on legal information

—Free access to legal materials

◦  Regional courts, district courts, administration

—Anonymisation (modified, reduced or no content published due to data protection concerns)

—Co-operation standards between authors of legal materials and re-users (e.g. parliament, courts, etc. with public and commercial databases), in particular XML standards

—Legal text analysis (in co-operation with; annual workshop at JURIX)

—Legal information retrieval research

◦  Retrieval methods (in co-operation with TU Wien)

◦  Ranking (Ph.D of Anton Geist)

—Legal ontologies and legal thesauri

—Handbook on legal information in Austria (in co-operation with Arbeitsgruppe Rechtsinformatik, Universität Wien)

(to be updated)