Judicial Data Collaborative

Alliance for Indian Legal Ontology and Standards

 The Alliance for Indian Legal Ontology and Standards will engage with legal policy organisations to develop ontologies for specific laws and domains. Our goal is to create a standardised set of concepts and relationships that can be used to improve knowledge management and data integration in the Indian legal industry.

To achieve this goal, we are creating multiple working groups, each focused on a specific area of Indian law. These working groups will collaborate to develop ontologies using the SALI framework. SALI is a not-for-profit organisation comprising legal industry professionals from legal operations, law firms and solution providers, with the goal of developing open, practical industry standards for efficient and innovative legal services. SALI today has been adopted by lawyers, law firms, vendors, and courts and is designed to facilitate the creation of open-source, shared and standardized vocabularies.

We believe that by working together, we can create a more unified and effective approach to legal ontology development in India by involving key stakeholders. Our alliance brings together experts from a variety of legal policy organizations, bar associations, academicians, think tanks, research centers, and advocacy groups.

If you are interested in joining one of our working groups, please contact us at joseph@apjlaw.com with a brief description of your experience and expertise in the relevant area of law or domain. We welcome participation from legal scholars, policy analysts, industry experts, and other professionals who are interested in advancing the state of legal ontology development in India.


Legal Ontologies

Legal ontologies are the formal, explicit specification of a shared conceptualization in the legal domain. Ontologies can improve the efficiency and accuracy of legal processes by automating legal reasoning and decision-making enabling legal information retrieval, legal document analysis and legal knowledge management.


Joseph Pookkatt, Chief Ideator, APJ Law and Chief Evangelist for the Alliance

Abhijeet Srivastava, Associate, APJ-SLG Law Offices

Ashish Datta, Chief Technology Officer, Kronicle Research

Chiranjib Bhattacharyya, Professor, IISC Bangalore

Ashutosh Modi, Assistant Professor, IIT Kanpur

Prathamesh Kalamkar, Data Scientist, ThoughtWorks

Raghava Mutharaju, Assistant Professor, IIIT Delhi

Saurabh Karn, Lead, OpenNyAI

Supriya Sankaran, Co-Founder, Agami

Vikram Goyal, Professor, IIIT Delhi

Surya Prakash BS, Fellow and Programme Director at DAKSH