Inferring Multi-Dimensional Ideal Points for US Supreme Court Justices

@inproceedings{Islam2016InferringMI,
  title={Inferring Multi-Dimensional Ideal Points for US Supreme Court Justices},
  author={Mohammad Raihanul Islam and K. S. M. Tozammel Hossain and Siddhartha Krishnan and Naren Ramakrishnan},
  booktitle={AAAI},
  year={2016}
}
In Supreme Court parlance and the political science literature, an ideal point positions a justice in a continuous space and can be interpreted as a quantification of the justice's policy preferences. [] Key Method This approach combines topic modeling over case opinions with the voting (and endorsing) behavior of justices. Furthermore, given a topic of interest, say the Fourth Amendment, the topic model can be optionally seeded with supervised information to steer the inference of ideal points. Application…

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Inferring multi-dimensional ideal points for US Supreme Court Justices
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