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Empirical Methods in Legal Research – Natural Language Processing

Thursday 25 June 2020

On 25 June, Arthur Dyevre of the Centre for Legal Theory and Empirical Jurisprudence (KULeuven) will present his talk ‘How to Do Things with Words - Natural Language Processing Methods for Legal (and Non-legal) Documents’. Dyevre explains: ‘Much of the law, but also much of political and media behaviour, is expressed in the written form. But while large collections of legal and non-legal texts are now available at a few clicks, the sheer quantity of written materials poses a formidable challenge for legal researchers and social scientists. Drawing on research conducted within the EUTHORITY Project, I will discuss and illustrate applications of supervised and unsupervised Natural Language Processing techniques for the analysis of legal and non-legal documents.’

The working language of this session is English. All researchers at Leiden Law School are invited to participate, but please register with Aleydis Nissen by 22 June (a.m.h.nissen@law.leidenuniv.nl). She will send you an email confirmation with the link needed to access the session.

This is the second session in the series ‘Empirical Methods in Legal Research’. This series is being organised under the responsibility of Miranda Boone and Helen Pluut to implement the Dutch Law Sector Plan in Leiden. For the other sessions, please click here.

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