Welcome to the website of the Data Research Institute of the Institute of the Hungarian Chamber of Civil Law Notaries (MOKK). By the establishment of the Institute, the MOKK has made a significant step in the direction of technological adaptation, thus apart from using methods available to date, state-of-the-art technologies are being introduced to acquire a more in-depth and thorough knowledge of the internal processes and patterns of the notarial profession, as well as to further its development.

What we know of the world is normally based on empirical observations (measurements). At first, these measurements were scarce and unsophisticated, gradually becoming more frequent and today due to the technological solutions linked to our processes have become inconceivably intensive. However, the challenge of storing vast amounts of mainly unstructured data gained through measurements has now been resolved. Whilst earlier, the fewer number of observations enabled to see the examined phenomenon in whole, today, as a result of a much more detailed observation we may fail to see the wider picture. In addition, human systems, including the law and notarial procedures due to their growing complexity have developed into complex systems accelerating their further progress. New methods of analysis and adequate perspectives are needed for the monitoring of complex systems, otherwise we may easily lose track.

By way of traditional perspectives and methods, it is no longer possible on the human scale to concentrate at the same time on both the details and the overall picture. It is particularly difficult to do so, if we consider time as a factor, so that past and present are equally under scrutiny, let alone future inferences.

Digitalisation in broad terms has become an integral part of our lives. Diverse notarial proceedings find their way to cyberspace, allowing for electronic administration, thus these processes are reflected in increasing detail in unstructured digital datasets. This “mirror”, however, is not only able to reflect an image on its surface, but also the reality of the underlying phenomena in cumulative detail. This means that the underlying processes of our procedures can be measured with greater detail and accuracy today than ever before in history, therefore they may be subject to examination in more considerable detail.

Nowadays, in the 20th year of the 21st century, currently available technology, the different forms of machine learning, continuously expanding Big Data and the applications (AI) based thereon all enable us, civil law notaries as representatives of jurisprudence, to examine and learn about the notarial profession, our processes in their entirety, in the same way as e.g. the representatives of the medical sciences are able to examine and learn about the whole human body in meticulous detail.

The basis of all development is the cognition of the past and present in the greatest detail possible. The Hungarian Chamber of Civil Law Notaries by launching the Data Research Institute, within its statutory limits intends to analyse and apprehend the notarial processes comprehensively for the purposes of improving notarial proceedings by using cutting-edge technology.

By involving modern technology, hidden patterns which otherwise are inaccessible may come to light, like e.g. the connections and correlations of processes of otherwise remote procedural areas, which, I believe, will contribute to a well-grounded development of the notarial profession in the future.


Dr Tamás Parti

Head of the Data Research Institute of the MOKK

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