Šavelka

Jaromír

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Research Interest

In my research I focus on semantic processing of unstructured data. In recent projects I have been using machine learning and natural language processing to improve the performance of existing legal knowledge and information retrieval systems. I have extensive experience with text categorization and transformation of unstructured data into a structured representation (network, relational database). I have worked on knowledge re-use techniques for automatic classification of legal texts applying concepts from transfer learning. I have also experimented with an interactive machine learning to support legal text analysis (best student paper award at JURIX 2015 international conference). During my studies I focused on machine learning, natural language processing, cognitive computing, recommendation systems, and data visualization. I also have a law degree and fairly good understanding of European copyright, IT Law, and legal practice in general.

Invited Talks and Other Presentations

Nov. 13

2015

Jaromír Šavelka. Applying an Interactive Machine Learning Approach to Statutory Analysis. ISP Seminar Series, Intelligent Systems Program, University of Pittsburgh, 2015. [url, presentation]

June 12

2015

Jaromír Šavelka and Matthias Grabmair. (Very Brief) Introduction to (Selected Aspects of) Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. ICAIL 2015 Workshop on Automated Detection, Extraction and Analysis of Semantic Information in Legal Texts, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2015. [url, presentation]

June 12

2015

Jaromír Šavelka and Kevin D. Ashley. Multi-label Classification of Public Health System Emergency Statutes. ICAIL 2015 Workshop on Automated Detection, Extraction and Analysis of Semantic Information in Legal Texts, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2015. [url, presentation]

June 9

2015

Jaromír Šavelka and Kevin D. Ashley. Transfer of Predictive Models for Classification of Statutory Texts in Multi-jurisdictional Settings. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law 2015, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2015. [url, presentation]

March 19

2015

Jaromír Šavelka. Transfer of Predictive Models for Classification of Statutory Texts in Multi-jurisdictional Settings. GRAD Expo, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2015. [url, poster]

March 2

2015

Kevin D. Ashley and Jaromír Šavelka. Analyzing Public Health System Emergency Preparedness and Response from Statutory Texts. PHDL Research Meeting, School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 2015. [url, presentation]

January 23

2015

Jaromír Šavelka. Transfer of Predictive Models for Classification of Statutory Texts in Multi-jurisdictional Settings. ISP Seminar Series, Intelligent Systems Program, University of Pittsburgh, 2015. [url, presentation]

December 12

2014

Jaromír Šavelka. Mining Information from Statutory Texts in Multi-jurisdictional Settings. JURIX 2014: The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, Jagiellonian University in Krakow,, 2014. [url, presentation]

November 13

2014

Jaromír Šavelka. Transfer Learning. Advanced Topics in Machine Learning Course, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2014. [url, presentation]

April 11

2014

Jaromír Šavelka. Information Extraction from Public Health Statutes. ISP Seminar Series, Intelligent Systems Program, University of Pittsburgh, 2014. [url, presentation]

April 11

2013

Jaromír Šavelka. Libraries Connected: Can Open Definition Help in Creating Universal Library Catalogue? In BILETA 2013. University of Liverpool, 2013.

June 1

2012

Jaromír Šavelka. Object-oriented Conceptual Analysis of Law. In Seminar on Legal Philosophy. Jagiellonian University in Krakow, 2012. [presentation]

November 14

2012

Jaromír Šavelka. Never-ending Story: Collective Administration of Rights to Software. In Colloquium on ICT/IP Law. University of Goettingen, 2011. [presentation]

August 16

2011

Jaromír Šavelka. Coherence Computation and Complexity of Judicial Reasoning. In Artificial Intelligence, Coherence and Judicial Reasoning. 2011. [url, presentation]

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

2016

Jaromír Šavelka, and Kevin D. Ashley. Extracting Case Law Sentences for Argumentation about the Meaning of Statutory Terms. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Argument Mining. ACL, 2016, pp. 50-59. [fulltext]

2015

Jaromír Šavelka, Gaurav Trivedi, and Kevin D. Ashley. Applying an Interactive Machine Learning Approach to Statutory Analysis. In Antonino Rotolo. Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2015). Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2015.

2015

Jaromír Šavelka and Jakub Harašta. “Open Texture in Law, Legal Certainty and Logical Analysis of Natural Language”. Logic in the Theory and Practice of Lawmaking, Springer, 2015.

2015

Jaromír Šavelka and Kevin D. Ashley. Transfer of Predictive Models for Classification of Statutory Texts in Multi-jurisdictional Settings. In Katie Atkinson. Fifteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2015). New York: ACM, 2015, pp. 216-220.

2014

Jaromír Šavelka, Kevin D. Ashley and Matthias Grabmair. Mining Information from Statutory Texts in Multi-jurisdictional Settings. In Rinke Hoekstra. Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2014). Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2014, pp. 133-142.

2013

Jaromír Šavelka. Coherence as Constraint Satisfaction: Judicial Reasoning Support Mechanism. In Michał Araszkiewicz and Jaromír Šavelka (eds.). Coherence: Insights from Philosophy, Jurisprudence and Artificial Intelligence, Law and Philosophy Library, vol. 107, 2013, pp. 203-216.

2013

Matěj Myška and Jaromír Šavelka. A Model Framework for publishing Grey Literature in Open Access. Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law, Digital Peer Publishing, 2013, vol. 4, issue 2, pp. 104–115.

2013

Michal Koščík and Jaromír Šavelka. Dangers of Over-Enthusiasm in Licensing under Creative Commons. Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013, vol. 7, issue 2, pp. 201–228.

2012

Matěj Myška, Terezie Smejkalová, Jaromír Šavelka and Martin Škop. Creative Commons and Grand Challenge to Make Legal Language Simple. In Monica Palmirani, Ugo Pagallo, Pompeu Casanovas, Giovanni Sartor. AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems. Models and Ethical Challenges for Legal Systems, Legal Language and Legal Ontologies, Argumentation and Software Agents. Berlin,Heidelberg, New York: Springer, 2012, pp. 271–285.

2012

Michał Araszkiewicz and Jaromír Šavelka. Refined Coherence as Constraint Satisfaction Framework for Representing Judicial Reasoning. In Burkhard Schäfer. Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2012). Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2012, pp. 1–10.

2012

Michał Araszkiewicz and Jaromír Šavelka. The Quest for Coherence in Judicial Reasoning. i-lex, Rome, 2012, vol. 7, issue 17, pp. 173–190.

2011

Jaromír Šavelka. Exploring the Boundaries of Copyright Protection for Software: An Analysis of the CJEU-Case C-393/09 on the Copyrightability of the Graphic User Interface. Medien und Recht International, Wien: MuR Wien, 2011, vol. 8, issue 1, pp. 11–16.

2011

Michał Araszkiewicz and Jaromír Šavelka. Two Methods for Representing Judicial Reasoning in the Framework of Coherence as Constraint Satisfaction. In Katie M. Atkinson. Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2011). Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2011, pp. 165–166.

Edited Volumes

2014

Michal Koščík, Jakub Harašta, Libor Kyncl, Matěj Myška, Radim Polčák, Václav Stupka and Jaromír Šavelka (eds.). European ICT Law 2014 Texts, Cases, Materials. 2014.

2013

Jaromír Šavelka, Michał Araszkiewicz, Markéta Klusoňová, Matěj Myška and Martin Škop (eds.). ARGUMENTATION 2013: International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013.

2013

Michał Araszkiewicz and Jaromír Šavelka (eds.). Coherence: Insights from Philosophy, Jurisprudence and Artificial Intelligence. Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York: Springer, 2013. Law and Philosophy Library 107.

2013

Michal Koščík, Libor Kyncl, Matěj Myška, Radim Polčák, Václav Stupka and Jaromír Šavelka (eds.). European ICT Law 2013 Texts, Cases, Materials. Brno: Tribun EU, 2013.

2012

Jaromír Šavelka, Michał Araszkiewicz, Matěj Myška, Terezie Smejkalová and Martin Škop (eds.). ARGUMENTATION 2012: International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2012.

2012

Michal Koščík, Libor Kyncl, Matěj Myška, Radim Polčák, Václav Stupka and Jaromír Šavelka (eds.). European ICT Law 2012. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2012.

2012

Michał Araszkiewicz, Jaromír Šavelka, Terezie Smejkalová, Matěj Myška and Martin Škop (eds.). Law and Literature. Argumentation 2012 Workshop Proceedings. Brno: Masarykova Univerzita, 2012.

2011

Martin Škop, Michał Araszkiewicz, Jaromír Šavelka, Terezie Smejkalová and Matěj Myška (eds.). Argumentation 2011. Brno: MUNI Press, 2011.

2011

Michal Koščík, Libor Kyncl, Matěj Myška, Radim Polčák, Václav Stupka and Jaromír Šavelka (eds.). European ICT Law – Texts, Cases, Materials. Brno: Tribun EU, 2011.

Books and Other Publications

In print

Kevin Ashley and Jaromír Šavelka. Book Review of “Conflict Resolution and its Context From the Analysis of Behavioural Patterns to Efficient Decision–Making by Davide Carneiro, Paulo Novais, Josè Neves, Springer, 2014.” [to appear in International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution]

2012

Josef Donát, Martin Maisner, Radim Polčák, Jaromír Šavelka, Matěj Myška a Tereza Kyselovská. Software Protection – A Comparative Perspective. München: Medien und Recht, 2012.

2012

Jaromír Šavelka. Economic Rights to Results of Scientific Research and Making the Results Available to the Public. Proceedings from the Fifth Workshop on Making Grey Literature Accessible. Praha: NTK, 2012, pp. 1–9.

Curriculum Vitae

since

2013

PhD study in Artificial Intelligence, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Specialized in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, AI and Law; Advisor: Kevin D. Ashley

2016

Litigation Technology Project Analyst (Internship), Reed Smith, LLP, Pittsburgh, PA.
Software Analysis and Development

2007-

2014

Deputy editor-in-chief, Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, Masaryk University in Brno, Brno (CZE).
IT Law journal

2009-

2013

Lecturer and Research Assistant, School of Law, Masaryk University in Brno, Brno (CZE).
IT Law and legal informatics

2009-

2013

BA in Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno, Brno (CZE).
Specialized in natural language processing; BA thesis: XML Markup of Legal Documents; Advisor: Zdeněk Říha

2007-

2012

Head of Legal and Financial Department, Student Cyber Games, Brno (CZE).
Non-profit non-governmental entity

2008-

2009

Paralegal, Vašíček, Frimmel a Honěk, attorneys at law, Brno (CZE).
Specialized in Commercial Law

2004-

2009

Master's degree in Law, School of Law, Masaryk University in Brno, Brno (CZE).
Specialized in IP and IT Law and Legal IT; MA thesis: Software law; Advisor: Radim Polčák

2008

Erasmus Exchange, Department of American Law at the School of Law, Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin (PL).
Specialized in American Law

Awards

2016-

2017

Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
National Institute of Justice

2016

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (University of Pittsburgh) Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh

2015

Best Student Paper Award at JURIX 2015: Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
Braga, Portugal

2015-

2016

Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh

2015

Grad Expo 2015 Outstanding Presentation Award
University of Pittsburgh

2013-

2014

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (University of Pittsburgh) Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh