GPTs and Language Barrier: A Cross-Lingual Legal QA Examination

Published in 言語処理学会第30回年次大会発表論文集, 2024

In this paper, we explore the application of Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPTs) in cross-lingual legal Question-Answering (QA) systems using the COLIEE Task 4 dataset. In the COLIEE Task 4, given a statement and a set of related legal articles that serve as context, the objective is to determine whether the statement is legally valid, i.e., if it can be inferred from the provided contextual articles or not, which is also known as an entailment task. By benchmarking four different combinations of English and Japanese prompts and data, we provide valuable insights into GPTs’ performance in multilingual legal QA scenarios, contributing to the development of more efficient and accurate cross-lingual QA solutions in the legal domain.

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Nguyen Ha Thanh, 山田寛章, 佐藤健. GPTs and Language Barrier: A Cross-Lingual Legal QA Examination. 言語処理学会第30回年次大会発表論文集, pp. 1062-1066, 2024年3月.

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