Interpreting Land Titles at Registers of Scotland using Natural Language Processing
We used an NLP model to interpret land title deeds for Registers of Scotland, which are written in unstructured legal language.
The Registers of Scotland’s Land Registry is the oldest continuously operating land register in the world! It came into being in 1617 when it was known as the Sasine Register. The land register contains land titles in archaic Scots legal language, which includes words such as effeiring (“pertaining”) and dwellinghouse, as well as complex concepts such as solum and strata.*