5th Lynx Plenary Meeting in Venice


Alpenite was in charge of the organisation of the 5th Plenary Meeting of Lynx in their offices in Venice. About twenty members of Lynx Consortium were meeting from the 30th September to the 2nd of October to discuss the next steps in the remaining year of Lynx.

Great efforts were focused on pilots demos and exploitation strategies. Partners also agreed on celebrating a 2nd Coding Sprint at UPM facilities in Cercedilla, since previous edition was a great success. Dates for the next plenary meeting were also fixed and some decisions on the final Lynx event were made.

The celebration of the 32nd edition of JURIX was also one of the main topics discussed, since it will offer an Industrial Track to gather researchers and companies that will surely boost the impact of Lynx Project within the Legal Tech community.

Lynx Project presented at ReMeP 2019

Research Meets Practice (ReMeP) 2019, conference of Legal Informatics, was celebrated in Vienna during the 23rd - 24th September. 

Christian Sageder, partner from openlaws, attended the conference and presented Lynx to researchers that present their projects and businesses looking for solutions. The conference programme included new approaches on reasoning on legal texts, contracts indexing and legal decision making, amongst other topics. This was a great opportunity to present Lynx solutions to legal companies that could benefit from its technology. 

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 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

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