System Name
B2Z list of NLG systems
System Builders Piwek,Evans, Power
Development Dates 1998-2001
Languages English, French
URL (if available)
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CLIME is a system to provide automated responses to queries, posed in natural language, of any semi-formal documentation of a prescriptive nature, such as codes of practice and other quasi-legal documentation. The CLIME project takes advantage of the semi-regular nature of this information to allow the integration of working NL software with existing expertise in codifying legal reasoning, to provide a usable and useful system.


Main reference

Roger Evans, Paul Piwek, Lynne Cahill, and Neil Tipper.
Natural language processing in CLIME, a multilingual legal advisory system.
Natural Language Engineering, 14(1):101--132, 2006.

P. Piwek, Roger Evans, and Richard Power.
Natural language dialogue and knowledge base editing.
In Paper presented at CLIN IX (Computational Linguistics in Netherlands Meeting), Leuven, Belgium, 1998.

P. Piwek, Roger Evans, and Richard Power.
Editing speech acts: a practical approach to human-machine dialogue.
In Preproceedings of Amstelogue'99: Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, Amsterdam, 7-9 May 1999. University of Amsterdam.

P. Piwek, Roger Evans, and Richard Power.
Dialogue as Knowledge Editing.
Technical Report ITRI-99-11, ITRI, University of Brighton, 1999.

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