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Towards Annotating and Extracting Textual Legal Case Factors

  title={Towards Annotating and Extracting Textual Legal Case Factors},
  author={A. Wyner and Wim Peters},
Case based reasoning is a crucial aspect of common law practice, where lawyers select precedent cases which they use to argue for or against a decision in a current case. To select the precedents, the relevant facts (the case factors) of precedent cases must be identified; the factors predispose the case decision for one side or the other. As the factors of cases are linguistically expressed, it is useful to provide a means to automate the identification of candidate passages. We outline and… Expand

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