Reinforcing the Infrastructure of Legal Research Through Court-Authored Metadata

112 Law Libr. J. 5 (2020)

41 Pages Posted: 29 May 2019 Last revised: 6 Dec 2020

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Andrew Martineau

University of Minnesota Law Library

Date Written: May 17, 2019

Abstract

This article examines how the role of the court system in publishing legal information
should be viewed in a digital, online environment. It then argues that courts should
author detailed, standardized metadata for their written work product. This practice
would result in immediate, identifiable improvements in free and low-cost case law
databases, and may beneficially impact the next generation of AI-powered research
tools as well.

Keywords: case law reporting, metadata, linked data, artificial intelligence, litigation analytics, legal information, case law publication, case law classification, citators, Semantic Web

Suggested Citation

Martineau, Andrew, Reinforcing the Infrastructure of Legal Research Through Court-Authored Metadata (May 17, 2019). 112 Law Libr. J. 5 (2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3389843

Andrew Martineau (Contact Author)

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