Category Archives: Research findings

Katz, Bommarito, and Blackman: Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States: A General Approach

Daniel Martin Katz, Michael Bommarito, and Josh Blackman have posted a working paper entitled Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States: A General Approach. Here is the abstract: Building upon developments in theoretical and applied machine … Continue reading

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de Montjoye et al.: openPDS: Protecting the Privacy of Metadata through SafeAnswers

Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Erez Shmueli, Samuel S. Wang, and Alex Sandy Pentland, have published openPDS: Protecting the Privacy of Metadata through SafeAnswers, PLOS ONE, 9(7), e98790 (2014), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098790 Here is the abstract: The rise of smartphones and web services made … Continue reading

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Legal communication / legal informatics papers @ LSA 2014: Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Several legal informatics or legal communication papers or programs were presented at LSA 2014: Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, held 29 May-1 June 2014, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Click here for the conference program. The Twitter hashtag for the … Continue reading

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Katz and Bommarito’s research on measuring legal complexity is featured in Wired Science

Daniel Martin Katz and Michael Bommarito‘s paper, entitled Measuring the Complexity of the Law: The United States Code, is the focus of a new post by Samuel Arbesman at Wired Science: Measuring the Complexity of the Law. Here are excerpts … Continue reading

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Legal informatics papers at ACM SIGIR 2014

Some papers on legal informatics have been accepted for ACM SIGIR 2014 (the conference of the ACM information retrieval special interest group), being held 6-11 July 2014 in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia: Gordon V. Cormack and Maura R. Grossman: Evaluation of … Continue reading

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Getman and Karasiuk: A crowdsourcing approach to building a legal ontology from text

Professor Dr. Anatoly P. Getman and Professor Volodymyr V. Karasiuk, both of Yaroslav National University, have published A crowdsourcing approach to building a legal ontology from text, forthcoming in Artificial Intelligence and Law. Here is the abstract: This article focuses … 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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