Category Archives: Methodology

Baldoni et al.: Modeling business protocols to enable grafting of new regulations on old specifications

Professor Dr. Matteo Baldoni, Professor Dr. Cristina Baroglio, Dr. Elisa Marengo, Dr. Viviana Patti, and Federico Capuzzimati, all of Università degli Studi di Torino, have published Engineering commitment-based business protocols with the 2CL methodology, Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 28, … Continue reading

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Lucas et al.: Computer assisted text analysis for comparative politics, and analysis of legal texts

Christopher Lucas, Professor Dr. Richard Nielsen, Margaret E. Roberts, Brandon M. Stewart, Dr. Alex Storer, and Professor Dr. Dustin Tingley presented a paper entitled Computer assisted text analysis for comparative politics, 26 April 2014 at the New Faces in Political … Continue reading

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Schilling: Field of Forces: Strategic Interdependence in Legislative Behavior

Emily U. Schilling of the University of Iowa presented a paper entitled Field of Forces: Interdependence in Legislative Decision Making, 26 April 2014 at the New Faces in Political Methodology conference, sponsored by the Penn State Quantitative Social Science Initiative, … Continue reading

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Call for papers: JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

A call for papers has been posted for JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, being held 10-12 December 2014, at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. There are many submission deadlines, the earliest being 5 September 2014 … Continue reading

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Ruhl and Katz: How Complex is the Law, and How Complex Should It Be?

Professor Dr. J. B. Ruhl of Vanderbilt University and Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz of Michigan State University and the ReInvent Law Laboratory, presented a paper entitled How Complex is the Law, and How Complex Should It Be?, at SEAL … Continue reading

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Chou et al.: Automated prediction of construction contract disputes with hybrid AI model

Professor Dr. Jui-Sheng Chou, Professor Dr. Min-Yuan Cheng, Yu-Wei Wu, and Anh-Duc Pham have published Optimizing parameters of support vector machine using fast messy genetic algorithm for dispute classification, Expert Systems with Applications, 41, 3955–3964 (2014). Here is the abstract: … Continue reading

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Rice and Zorn: Corpus-Based Dictionaries for Sentiment Analysis of Specialized Vocabularies: Application to court decisions

Professor Dr. Douglas R. Rice of the University of Mississippi and Professor Dr. Christopher Zorn of Penn State University presented a paper entitled Corpus-Based Dictionaries for Sentiment Analysis of Specialized Vocabularies, at MPSA 2014: Midwest Political Science Association Conference, being … Continue reading

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Surden: Machine Learning and Law

Professor Harry Surden of the University of Colorado has published Machine Learning and Law, Washington Law Review, 89, 87-115 (2014). Here is the abstract: This Article explores the application of machine learning techniques within the practice of law. Broadly speaking … Continue reading

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