Enhancing the Visualization of Law

Paper presented at the 2012 Law via the Internet Twentieth Anniversary Conference, Cornell University, October 9, 2012 . (Peer reviewed paper). The presentation may be viewed at the conference pages online.

27 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2012 Last revised: 26 Mar 2016

Michael Curtotti

Australian National University (ANU)

Eric McCreath

Australian National University (ANU)

Date Written: October 2, 2012

Abstract

This paper reviews the state of the art in online visualization of legislation. It reviews practice, particularly in public good and official sites. The review establishes a considerable diversity of practice but an absence of an apparent best practice. Drawing on information visualization and knowledge visualization, the paper discusses the need for a theoretical framework for legislative visualization and for evaluation. Work on the visualization of definitions is presented.

Keywords: information visualization, knowledge visualization, legal informatics, human computer interaction

JEL Classification: C93

Suggested Citation

Curtotti, Michael and McCreath, Eric, Enhancing the Visualization of Law (October 2, 2012). Paper presented at the 2012 Law via the Internet Twentieth Anniversary Conference, Cornell University, October 9, 2012 . (Peer reviewed paper). The presentation may be viewed at the conference pages online.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2160614 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2160614

Michael Curtotti (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

Eric McCreath

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Australia

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