Martin Apistola

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Nowadays the amount of legal texts necessary for the execution of legal tasks is growing rapidly. A well-known problem is the retrieval of the right text at the right moment. A solution to this management problem could be the use of knowledge management (KM). In this paper we claim that as part of KM, the development and application of legal ontologies with(More)
Law practice is paying more and more attention to the deployment of knowledge management (KM). However, the deployment of knowledge management is often based on an ad hoc decision. We claim that the application of KM in law practice needs a good preparation, which is important, but often no part of KM methods. There is still no specific KM method for law(More)
The emergence of digital dossiers in Courts of Law presents new opportunities to streamline the criminal prosecution chain. This papers proposes the use of agent technology to support automatic verification of consistency and completeness of data in such dossiers. It sketches how agent systems in combination with other AI technology, can be used to enforce(More)
Digitalization of information across organizations has made information exchange between organizations easier. Information exchange, however, requires governmental organizations to define security policies, stating which information can be accessed, processed and indexed by which organizations, when, where and how. Ensuring that the information, once(More)
The use of digital dossiers in Courts of Law, although currently in the phase of study, will be common practice in the future. This paper introduces the notion of distributed digital dossiers supported by a multi-agent system architecture, developed in interaction with the Courts of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Management of such dossiers is core to the(More)
Based on existing literature and empirical research, partly carried out by us in 2004 and 2005, we propose in this paper a preliminary framework that is meant to be used for knowledge management of in particular individual lawyers within a law firm. The underlying idea is to combine in our framework general taxonomies of the three core elements of knowledge(More)
1 Intelligent Interactive Distributed Systems Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1081A, 1081 HV Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2 Computer and Law Institute Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, the Netherlands 3 The Center for Law, Public Administration and Informatization Faculty of Law,(More)
Introduction A mobile agent is a process that can autonomously decide to move from one machine to another across the Internet. Migrating entails serialising code, data and state into an agent image, acquiring permission to move, "shipping" its image to another machine, and requesting activation on the new host. Each local network may have a specific policy(More)
The use of digital dossiers by the Public Prosecution and Courts is an example of how technology will change today's law practice. The potential has been experienced in pilot projects in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The legal, organisational and technological requirements, however, are numerous: sensitive data is acquired from distributed sources; consistency(More)