saptarshi-ghoshIIT Kharagpur develops AI system to read legal judgments

Economic Times (January 16, 2020)

A team of researchers at the premier engineering institute's Department of Computer Science and Engineering used a novel method to automate the reading of a legal document by using a more evolved Machine Learning technique.

MUMBAI: IIT Kharagpur researchers have evolved an Artificial Intelligence-aided method to read legal judgments, which can not only tell which laws are getting violated but also in the process help minimize legal costs.

A team of researchers at the premier institute's Department of Computer Science and Engineering used a novel method to automate the reading of a legal document by using a more evolved Machine Learning technique.

"We are trying to build an AI system which can give guidance to the common man about which laws are being violated in a given situation, or if there is merit in taking a particular situation to court, so that legal costs can be minimized," said Saptarshi Ghosh, professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, who is leading a team of researchers. (Read More)