Tag Archives: Computational linguistics and law

Kuhlman: Legal Synonyms Project, and word cloud of U.S. Code

Casey Kuhlman of the U.S. Open Data Institute has posted a word cloud of the U.S. Code. Casey says the data are “actual word counts piped into a JQuery lib,” and that he is also working on “N grams and … Continue reading

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Katz and Bommarito: Measuring the Complexity of the Law: The United States Code

Daniel Martin Katz and Michael J. Bommarito II have published Measuring the Complexity of the Law: The United States Code, forthcoming in Artificial Intelligence and Law. A preprint of the paper is available on SSRN. Samuel Arbesman has published a … Continue reading

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Góźdź-Roszkowski : Corpus approaches to study of evaluative language in judicial opinions

Professor Dr. Stanisław Góźdź-Roszkowski of the University of Łódź presented a paper entitled Corpus approaches to the study of evaluative language in institutional discourse, at EMLS 2014: Empirical Methods in Language Studies Conference, held 7-8 April 2014 in Łódź, Poland. … Continue reading

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Kopaczyk: The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Dr. Joanna Kopaczyk of Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan) has published The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560) (Oxford University Press, 2013). Here is the publisher’s description: This book offers an innovative, corpus-driven approach to historical legal … Continue reading

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Shaffer: Using NLP to measure executive discretion provided for by constitutions and statutes

Robert Shaffer of the University of Texas will present a paper entitled Power in Text: Grammar and Language in Comparative Delegation, this week at APSA 2013. Here is the abstract: Throughout the political science and legal literatures, scholars often use … Continue reading

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Quaresma on Legal Information Extraction ← Machine Learning Algorithms + Linguistic Information

Professor Dr. Paulo Quaresma of Universidade de Évora Departamento de Informática has published Legal Information Extraction ← Machine Learning Algorithms + Linguistic Information, in LREC 2012 Conference Proceedings: Semantic Processing of Legal Texts (SPLeT-2012) Workshop, pp. 37-38. Here is the … Continue reading

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Larzi and Zarco-Tejada: JurWordNet and FrameNet Approaches to Meaning Representation: A Legal Case Study

Antonio Lazari of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Dr. María Ángeles Zarco-Tejada of Universidad de Cádiz have published JurWordNet and FrameNet Approaches to Meaning Representation: A Legal Case Study, in LREC 2012 Conference Proceedings: Semantic Processing of Legal Texts (SPLeT-2012) Workshop, … Continue reading

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