Talk on extracting majority opinion in courts judgements
We are very happy to announce a talk by Josef Valvoda, an internship student working on legal document analysis.
Everyone is welcome.
Aug. 1 (Wed.)
National Institute of Informatics
Room 1901, 19th floor
Josef Valvoda, MSc student, University of Bristol
Towards Ratio Decidendi
The core task of any legal practitioner of common law is finding the binding law (also known as ratio decidendi) within previous decisions of courts. Our work focuses on automating this task. Since decisions of courts are contained in judgements of several judges, and not all judgements are binding, an indispensable part of the solution to this problem is identifying which judge(s) are forming the binding majority of reasoning. Using NLP approaches we have come up with a way to automate the identification of this majority of reasoning and are in a process of creating an extensive corpus to evaluate the performance of our approach. This talk will report on our preliminary results.
Ken Satoh ( ksatoh [at] nii.ac.jp )