J. de Ruyter
- Determining authority of Dutch case law
- Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
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- Faculty of Law (FdR)
- Leibniz Center for Law (FdR)
In this paper we present the results of two studies to see whether the analysis of the network of citations between cases can be used as an indication of the relevance and authority in the Dutch legal system. Fowler e.a. have shown such results for the US common law system, but given the different status of case law in continental tradition it is not clear whether this will hold in the Netherlands. Moreover, we introduce a way to validate the results using selections made by human experts for legal education. We discuss the results and conclude that network analysis of cases is a useful tool for legal research.
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- Proceedings title: Legal Knowledge and Information Systems: JURIX 2011 the twenty-fourth annual conference
Publisher: IOS Press
Place of publication: Amsterdam
Editors: K.M. Atkinson
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