Tag Archives: Computational linguistics and law

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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Dell’Orletta et al. on The SPLeT–2012 Shared Task on Dependency Parsing of Legal Texts

Felice Dell’Orletta of l’Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR di Pisa (ILC-CNR), and colleagues, have published The SPLeT–2012 Shared Task on Dependency Parsing of Legal Texts, in LREC 2012 Conference Proceedings: Semantic Processing of Legal Texts (SPLeT-2012) Workshop, pp. 42-51. … Continue reading

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Papers Available for SPLeT 2012: Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts

Full text papers have been posted for SPLeT 2012: Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts, being held 27 May 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. Here is the list of papers: Giulia Venturi: Design and Development of TEMIS: a Syntactically and … Continue reading

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Bommarito: Visualization of Reading Level Frequency by Congressional Bill Stage

Michael J. Bommarito II of Computational Legal Studies has posted Visualization of Reading Level Frequency by Congressional Bill Stage, on his blog. Here are excerpts from the post: Here’s a fun example of how you might use my data on … Continue reading

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Mouritsen on Assessing Corpus Linguistics as an Empirical Path to Plain Meaning

Stephen C. Mouritsen, M.A., Esq., of Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP, has published Hard Cases and Hard Data: Assessing Corpus Linguistics as an Empirical Path to Plain Meaning, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, 13, 156-205 (2011). Here is the … Continue reading

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Bommarito: Statistics on the Length and Linguistic Complexity of Bills

Michael J. Bommarito II of Computational Legal Studies has posted Statistics on the length and linguistic complexity of bills on his blog. This post presents a table of statistics on word count, word and sentence length, and Flesch-Kincaid reading level … Continue reading

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