“It is simply an essential step”

Oct 1, 2020 | Innovation, NLP

LIDI advisor and co-founder of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute Randy Goebel, had this to say about the Legal Innovation Data Institute:

“It is simply an essential step to create an entity whose sole purpose is the gathering, curation, and distribution of legal information in all forms,” says Randy Goebel. “Without this foundation, the development of digital infrastructure for all legal information processing will be less effective, less robust, and less trusted.”


Dr. Goebel knows whereof he speaks.

In addition to co-founding the Competition on Legal Information Extraction/Entailment (COLIEE) — a competition which has built a community of practice regarding legal information processing and textual entailment — Randy also led a team that designed a competition-winning legal reasoning system that’s on the road toward beating the Japanese bar exam.

To achieve our goals, the LIDI is pursuing priorities that create the foundational infrastructure for innovation and analysis, and has an open invitation to those who support our mission to consider various way of joining the effort.