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Publication - Dr Oliver Ray

    Using Agreement Statements to Identify Majority Opinion in UKHL Case Law

    Citation

    Valvoda, J, Ray, O & Satoh, K, 2018, ‘Using Agreement Statements to Identify Majority Opinion in UKHL Case Law’. in: Monica Palmirani (eds) Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications: Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (Jurix2018). IOS Press, Netherlands, pp. 141-150

    Abstract

    This paper is concerned with the task of finding majority opinion (MO) in UK House of Lords (UKHL) case law by analysing agreement statements (AS) that explicitly express the appointed judges' acceptance of each other's reasoning. We introduce a corpus of 300 UKHL cases in which the relevant AS and MO have been annotated by three legal experts; and we introduce an AI system that automatically identifies this AS and MO with a performance comparable to humans.

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