Evaluation of Semantic Events for Legal Case Retrieval

K. Tamsin Maxwell, Jon Oberlander, Victor Lavrenko

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Legal argument is based on the facts of a case as well as legal issues, concepts and factors. We assess the feasibility of using semantic events extracted from court judgements to adequately represent the legal concepts and factual content of cases for legal information retrieval (IR). Results of a preliminary study show extracted events are attributed with 74% accuracy, 72% legal importance, and representing 86% of sentence meaning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the WSDM '09 Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameESAIR '09


  • event extraction, events, semantic events


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