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Connecting Hypothesis-testing to Legal Kevin D. Ashley
 

Summary: Connecting Hypothesis-testing to Legal
Texts
Kevin D. Ashley
Professor of Law and Intelligent Systems
University of Pittsburgh
ashley@pitt.edu
April 7, 2009 Copyright Kevin D. Ashley. 2009 2
Overview
Ways to connect hypothesis-testing to legal texts.
Three kinds of hypotheses lawyers test:
Predictive, normative, and semantic
Some characteristics of legal hypothesis-testing
Connecting predictive hypotheses to textual legal
cases: SMILE+IBP
IBP's issue- and factor-based prediction model
SMILE's classifying case texts by factors
Developing approaches to connect normative or
semantic hypothesis-testing to texts.
April 7, 2009 Copyright Kevin D. Ashley. 2009 3
Some hypotheses lawyers test

  

Source: Ashley, Kevin D. - Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences