Lynx at Semantics 2019

Georg Rehm presented some Lynx results at Semantics 2019: Fine-grained Named Entity Recognition in German Legal Documents. Lynx is currently ingesting national legislation from Germany and Austria in the Legal Knowledge Graph, where NER algorithms are being used to identify persons, companies, organisations, temporal information and other named entities --enhancing thus the search of legal documents.

See more technical details in the technical paper Developing and Orchestrating a Portfolio of Natural Legal Language Processing and Document Curation Services

Lynx at the BDV PPP meetup in Riga.


On June 26-28 2019, a BDV PPP meetup took place in Riga, and Lynx was presented in different events. The local organiser of the event was our partner TILDE.

First, Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel and Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (UPM) presented how Lynx can be used for favouring ethical compliance at the Towards Value-Centric Big Data workshop. Lynx presented the idea of 'ethical compliance' as complementary to that of 'regulatory compliance'; and how Lynx will include in the Legal Knowledge Graph not only legislation but also Codes of Conduct, Deontological Codes and Ethical Guidelines. This is probably the first a time a Legal Information System includes information from these two different dimensions alltogether.

Second, the interoperability challenges of Lynx were discussed in the Interoperability as an enabler of the data economy session, coordinated by Rigo Wennig (W3C).

Finally, Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (UPM) represented the Lynx project in the BDV PPP Steering and Technical committees. This dense agenda was fruitful and Lynx collected valuable feedback from other BDV PPP colleagues. 


Lynx will be part of the LTI SUMMIT



Lynx partner Ilan Kerneman, head of K Dictionaries, will be attending the 8th Language Technology Industry Summit that will be held in Brussels (Belgium) during the 24th and 25th of June. 

He will present the new Lexicala API, that offers cross-lingual lexical data in 50 languages. This API will be included amongst the Lynx dedicated services.

More info about the API can be found in the Twitter account: @LexicalaAPI


On June 25, 2019, K Dictionaries has been awarded by LT-Innovate, which is the Language Technology Industry Association. Since 2012, the LT-Innovate Award distinguishes "The Best in Language Technology". The Award Ceremony took place at the occasion of the Language Technology Industry Summit 2019. The winners were designated by a Jury and the LTI Board of Directors on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Outstanding innovation & technological excellence
  • Best international expansion success story
  • Best spin-off, start-up potential
  • Best scale-up success story
  • Best use case / client enabler story
  • Most promising (applied) research output

Legal Hacker Summit in Madrid

Starting tomorrow, 7th June, the EMEA LEGAL HACKERS SUMMIT will be celebrated in Madrid.

This event ends the 9th of June and it is intended to be and interchange of code and data between experts with the aim of merging law and technology

For this reason, UPM partners will be attending, in order to know about the most recent advances of legal technology.

Moreover, Elena Montiel, as the coordinator of the project, will be presenting Lynx on Saturday 8th June. Full agenda can be found here

P.S. The event was a success and had great mediatic impact in Twitter!