LegalRuleML is a developing standard for representing the fine-grained semantic contents of legal texts. Such a representation would be highly useful for Semantic Web applications, but deriving formal rules from the textual source is problematic; there is currently little in the way of methodology to systematically transform language to LegalRuleML. To address this, we outline the purposes, processes, and outputs of a pilot study on the annotation of the contents of Scottish legal instruments, using key LegalRuleML elements as annotations. The resulting annotated corpus is assessed in terms of how well it answers the users' queries.
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