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Wednesday, May 18 • 1:40pm - 2:00pm
Litigation Mitigation: Using NLP to Minimize Errors in Contracts

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While work in natural language processing in the legal domain has primarily focused on case law and e-discovery, the domain of contracts and agreements has received comparatively little attention. Our work focuses on the potential for errors and oversights in such documents, a common problem with consequences ranging from professional embarrassment to litigation in the worst case. The American Bar Association estimates that administrative and substantive errors account for some 75% of all legal malpractice claims; our own small-scale analysis suggests that some one in five civil cases involve disputes over ambiguous contract language. We present our work applying computational linguistics techniques to automatically detecting such errors, focusing particularly on inconsistencies, ambiguities and style issues.  Our evolving pipeline for contract analysis builds on augmenting corpora of contracts with manual annotations including judgments of ambiguity.

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Shipra Dingare

Lead Engineer, LitIQ
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Gurinder Sangha

Founder and CEO, Lit IQ
I am the founder of Lit IQ, which is using advances in computational linguistics to help lawyers minimize litigation risk. I also teach at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and serve as a Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. Prior to Lit IQ, I founded Intelligize... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 1:40pm - 2:00pm

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