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Legimatics "Computing for Legislation"


The "Legimatics" c.d. (otherwise known as "computing for legislation") deals with model-creation of the legal reasoning and procedure relative to the legislative process, both with respect to the drafting of legislative texts (the study of which now prevails), and to political, decision-making and feasibility analysis.

Legimatics uses general legal Theory (theory of norms) and linguistic and logical, but also pragmatic methodologies (in particular legislative technique) for the analysis of texts and legal procedure.

Its objective consists in the computerization of the process of law production. It wants to provide computing tools and information for legislative assemblies and, more generally, for all legal rule producers.

This proficiency has recently been confirmed by the convention with the Conferenza dei Presidenti dei Consigli Regionali (Conference of Regional Prime Ministers) and by the "Laws on Line" project promoted by the Justice Ministry and the AIPA, which have, amongst other things, charged the Institute with the creation of a drafting that is integrated with national and international computing-documentary standards.

The skills developed in this field have permitted the Institute to produce and make available to those institutions that are interested, two computing tools for assistance in the drafting of legal texts. "IPERINFLEX - Hypertextual manual 'Rules and suggestions for the drafting of normative texts and other information on legislative technique" edited by C. Biagioli and P. Mercatali (C.T.I., Florence, 1998); "LEXEDIT- Software for assisting the drafting of legislative texts" edited by C. Biagioli and P.Mercatali (C.T.I. - Florence, 1998).

CURRENT PROJECTS

Representation of normative acts through the analysis of recurring language and structures (from )
Responsible: Pietro Mercatali

Structural-linguistic analysis of a significant sample of Italian laws.
Study of techniques and methodologies for the designing, drafting and checking of Public Administration documents.

Drafting environment for legislative documents that incorporates national and international computing-documentary standards (from )
Responsible: Carlo Biagioli

Creation of a complex computer program made up of a variety of tools aiming at the predisposition of new legislative texts and documents as well as for the revision and locating of preexisting texts.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Representation of normative acts

Drafting environment for legislative documents
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