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Legal N-Grams? A Simple Approach to Track the ‘Evolution’ of Legal Language


Daniel Martin Katz


Michigan State University - College of Law

Michael James Bommarito II


Bommarito Consulting, LLC

Julie Seaman


Emory University School of Law

Adam Candeub


Michigan State University College of Law

Eugene Agichtein


affiliation not provided to SSRN

December 13, 2011

Proceedings of JURIX 2011: The 24th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, Vienna, 2011

Abstract:     
In this paper, we highlight the potential of n-grams as a vehicle to explore the ‘evolution’ of the law and legal language. Using the full text corpus of decisions of the United States Supreme Court (1791-2005), we explore the n-gram space, offer some initial results based upon our calculations and highlight the beta version of our n-gram search interface.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: N-Grams, Computational Linguistics, Law, Courts, Judges, Evolution of Law, Legal Memes, Time Series

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Date posted: December 16, 2011  

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Katz, Daniel Martin and Bommarito, Michael James and Seaman, Julie and Candeub, Adam and Agichtein, Eugene, Legal N-Grams? A Simple Approach to Track the ‘Evolution’ of Legal Language (December 13, 2011). Proceedings of JURIX 2011: The 24th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, Vienna, 2011 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1971953 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1971953

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Daniel Martin Katz (Contact Author)
Michigan State University - College of Law ( email )
230F Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
United States
HOME PAGE: http://computationallegalstudies.com/
Michael James Bommarito II
Bommarito Consulting, LLC ( email )
Troy, MI 48098
United States
16464503387 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://bommaritollc.com/
Julie Seaman
Emory University School of Law ( email )
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
Adam Candeub
Michigan State University College of Law ( email )
318 Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
United States
Eugene Agichtein
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