Summarising legal texts

Claire Grover, Ben Hachey, Chris Korycinski
2003 Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL 03 on Text summarization workshop -   unpublished
We report on the SUM project which applies automatic summarisation techniques to the legal domain. We pursue a methodology based on Teufel and Moens (2002) where sentences are classified according to their argumentative role. We describe some experiments with judgments of the House of Lords where we have performed automatic linguistic annotation of a small sample set in order to explore correlations between linguistic features and argumentative roles. We use state-of-the-art NLP techniques to
more » ... rform the linguistic annotation using XML-based tools and a combination of rulebased and statistical methods. We focus here on the predictive capacity of tense and aspect features for a classifier.
doi:10.3115/1119467.1119472 fatcat:wrmklegnjjcwjnd4ej5ruuw7vm