As a division of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Law & IT, the Legal
Informatics & Information Retrieval Research Group (LIIR) has been
conducting research into artificial intelligence applications in the fields of
legal informatics, intelligent information retrieval, expert systems and
automatic summarization since 1993. The research group leader is Prof; Dr.
Marie-Francine Moens. The group has worked on problems relating to legal
document databases, legal expert systems and legal drafting systems. The
information retrieval research stretches beyond the legal field and comprises
the design and development of technologies for text indexing, classification
and summarization, information extraction and retrieval models.
Other groups at ICRI are conducting research into legal aspects of information
technologies and telecommunication. Specialization areas include digital
signatures, digital archiving and convergence phenomena.Â Â