A data mining tool for producing characteristic classifications in the legal domain

S.L. Dale, T. Bench-Capon
Database and Expert Systems Applications. 8th International Conference, DEXA '97. Proceedings  
Data Minining is a relatively new term for the discovery of knowledge in large data sets. Essentially the idea is to extract relationships from a mass of data. In this paper we will suggest that opportunities for data mining exist in the legal domain, and we will begin by suggesting some of the uses to which it might be put. We then briefly discuss some of the constraints that must be placed on a data mining tool in the legal domain. The bulk of the paper is concerned with a particular data
more » ... particular data mining tool, which is designed to identify the characteristics of typical members of a legal category. We describe the theory of the tool, and discuss some potential pitfalls with respect to its application. We then work through a simple example to illustrate how the tool operates, and briefly present the results from a more complicated example. Finally we draw some conclusions and make some suggestions for future work.
doi:10.1109/dexa.1997.617267 dblp:conf/dexaw/DaleB97 fatcat:r55gpekpkfa3jmogaipmgtol3u