Canonicalizing Complex Case Law Citations
Legal Knowledge and Information Systems - JURIX 2010: The Twenty-Third Annual Conference, Edited by Radboud G.F. Winkels
10 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2012
Date Written: 2010
Case law is cited by various types of identifiers: neutral citation numbers, vendor specific identifiers, triples of court name, judgment date and case number, in all possible combinations and spelling variants. Such diversity hinders the development of citation indexes, proper hyperlinking and statistical analysis. This paper discusses a solution to recognize, normalize and deduplicate case law citations in unstructured documents.
Keywords: legal informatics, case law identification, citation
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