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.
- Interview about CAL² at the Legal Tech Blog (17.02.2016)
The CAL² research group was recently featured by the Legal Tech Blog as a project "at the forefront of legal tech research in Germany." The interview with one of the founding members of CAL² highlights some core ideas of interdisciplinary research in Computer Assisted Legal Linguistics.
- 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 submitted extended abstracts with 800–1000 words before 31st December 2015. » Read more
- First draft of the conference programme is online » Read more
- The registration form for guest participants is 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.