Introduction to legal visualization

Vytautas Čyras, Friedrich Lachmayer, Harald Hoffmann, Yueh Hsuan Weng

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The law appears in legal texts and in typed legal situations. Textuality began to dominate with the reception of Roman law. The advancement of socially and legally used machines will decrease the importance of textuality and increase that of legal programming. Legal visualization fits this trend. The peculiarities of law form an object of visualization. Legal texts are in an abstract frame, which is not linguistically structured. Besides the types of legal situations, the pre-textual interdependencies of legal terms should be made visible. Situations can be governed by legal machines.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJusletter IT
Issue numberFebruary
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1


  • Legal machine
  • Legal text
  • Pictorial writing
  • Situational awareness
  • Situational visualization
  • Verbal writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Law


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