Yellow Flag Fever: Describing Negative Legal Precedent in Citators

47 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2015

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Aaron Kirschenfeld

University of North Carolina School of Law

Date Written: July 14, 2015

Abstract

This study analyzes the accuracy with which descriptions of subsequent negative treatment are applied by an online citator. While a system making use of a hierarchical controlled vocabulary applies these descriptions in a marginally more accurate way, the citator’s traditional role in legal research must be reconceptualized.

Keywords: Annotations & citations (Law), Citation indexes, Electronic information resources -- Evaluation, Law publishing, Citation analysis

Suggested Citation

Kirschenfeld, Aaron, Yellow Flag Fever: Describing Negative Legal Precedent in Citators (July 14, 2015). UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2630382. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2630382 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2630382

Aaron Kirschenfeld (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina School of Law ( email )

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