Tag Archives: Legal text analysis

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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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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Krilenko et al.: Do U.S. Regulators Listen to the Public? Testing the Regulatory Process with the RegRank Algorithm

Professor Dr. Andrei A. Kirilenko of MIT, Professor Dr. Shawn Mankad of the University of Maryland, and Professor Dr. George Michailidis of the University of Michigan, have posted Do U.S. Regulators Listen to the Public?: Testing the Regulatory Process with … Continue reading

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Papers on Legal Data and Text Analysis @ Text as Data 2013

Several papers on the analysis of legal data or legal texts or concerning legal communication or decision making or were presented at NDATAD 2013: New Directions in Analyzing Text as Data Workshop 2013, held 27-28 September at the London School … 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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Sutherland on Using Data to Leverage Access to Justice

Sarah Sutherland, MLIS, of CanLII, has posted Using Data to Leverage Access to Justice, at Slaw.ca. Here are excerpts from the post: In “Measuring Effectiveness of Access to Justice Initiatives,” a panel discussion [at the Canadian Bar Association’s Envisioning Equal … Continue reading

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