Automatically classifying case texts and predicting outcomes

@article{Ashley2009AutomaticallyCC,
  title={Automatically classifying case texts and predicting outcomes},
  author={Kevin D. Ashley and Stefanie Br{\"u}ninghaus},
  journal={Artificial Intelligence and Law},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={125-165}
}
Work on a computer program called SMILE + IBP (SMart Index Learner Plus Issue-Based Prediction) bridges case-based reasoning and extracting information from texts. [...] Key Result While IBP’s results are quite strong, and SMILE’s much weaker, SMILE + IBP still has some success predicting and explaining the outcomes of case scenarios input as texts. It marks the first time to our knowledge that a program can reason automatically about legal case texts.Expand
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