In this paper we present a prototype for automatically identifying and classifying types of modifications in Italian legal text. The prototype is part of the Eunomos system, a legal knowledge management service that integrates and makes available legislation from various sources, while finding definitions and explanations of legal concepts in a given context. The design of the prototype is grounded on the error analysis of a previous prototype. The latter made use of dependency relations provided by the TUP parser, a multi-purpose parser for Italian. Since those syntactic relations were responsible of the majority of errors, we decided in the present tool to ignore them, and to rewrite an ad-hoc shallow parsing, based on the morphological analysis of the legal text (still provided by the TUP parser). We obtained performances much greater than those of the initial prototype. In particular, the level of precision of the classification in output is now close to 100%.
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