Legal Information Institute Director Tom Bruce‘s and my new research abstract, entitled Adapting Specialized Legal Metadata to the Digital Environment: The Code of Federal Regulations Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules (click here for slides) was presented on June 8 at ICAIL 2011, the 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Here is the abstract:
In the domain of print-based U.S. legal information, specialized tools that create connections between different categories of metadata increase legal research efficiency. Such tools, redesigned for the electronic sphere, could enhance digital legal information systems. This research abstract illustrates this kind of redesign, through a case study of one such tool — the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations — which connects regulations to the statutes that authorize them.