Visualization and structure analysis of legislative acts

Innar Liiv, Anton Vedeshin, Ermo Täks
2007 Proceedings of the 11th international conference on Artificial intelligence and law - ICAIL '07  
This paper introduces visualization methods for an initial approximation of the structure in any legislative act, procedures for relevance calculation and metrics for calculating the distance between the sections. To evaluate the methodology in real world scenarios, experimental results for the law of obligations are included and analyzed. The results of the study show that it is possible to get insightful and interpretable results when analyzing only the inner-structure of the legislative act
more » ... he legislative act constructed by references between the sections. Methods and metrics presented in this paper can be directly applied to current keyword-based searching systems of legal texts for relevance ranking enhancement.
doi:10.1145/1276318.1276353 dblp:conf/icail/LiivVT07 fatcat:qe2k3g6cefb7zdmvtee7eesa4a