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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  

Marc Opijnen

Publications Office of the Netherlands

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

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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Opijnen, Marc, Canonicalizing Complex Case Law Citations (2010). Legal Knowledge and Information Systems - JURIX 2010: The Twenty-Third Annual Conference, Edited by Radboud G.F. Winkels. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2046274

Marc Opijnen (Contact Author)

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Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 52
The Hague, 2595 AN
Netherlands

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