Welcome at CAL2-Research Group
CAL2 is the acronym for the interdisciplinary research group Computer Assisted Legal Linguistics. Members of CAL2 are linguists, lawyers and computational (corpus) linguists who explore the fabric of language and law in Europe and the world. Since 2014 we have developed new big and multilingual reference corpora of legal texts (cf. JuReko) and tested computer supported methods as a basis for new perspectives on both micro and macro structures of legal meanings and dogmatics. We try to make the law more explicit.
Here you can find information about the:
- approach of Computer Assisted Legal Linguistics (CAL2),
- core team and co-operation partners,
- current core and associated projects,
- current events and activities,
- publications of the research group, and
- hyperlinks to related projects.
- Call for papers: The fabric of language and law. Discovering Patterns Through Legal Corpus Linguistics – 18th-19th March 2016, Heidelberg (14.08.2015)
- Contributors for a peer-reviewed journal issue on the same topic submit an extended abstract with 800–1000 words by 31th of December 2015. » Read more
- First draft of the conference programme online » Read more
- Application for developing an international research group of computer assisted legal linguistics is successful (09.06.2015)
The government of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the University of Freiburg support the development of CAL2 as an international research group with 50.000 Euros.
- Application for developing a legal reference corpus successful (16.04.2014)
The Academy of Sciences (Baden-Wuerttemberg) supports the development of the first legal reference corpus ("Juristisches Referenzkorpus", JuReko) with 180.000 Euros.