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The structure of argument: Semantic mapping of US Supreme Court cases

Murtagh, Fionn and Farid, M. 2015. The structure of argument: Semantic mapping of US Supreme Court cases. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9047, pp. 397-405. ISSN 0302-9743 [Article]

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We semantically map out the flow of the narrative involved in a United States Supreme Court case. Our objective is both the static analysis of semantics but, more so, the trajectory of argument. This includes consideration of those who are involved, the Justices and the Attorneys. We study therefore the flow of argument. Geometrical (metric, latent semantic) and topological (ultrametric, hierarchical) analyses are used in our analytics.

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In Statistical Learning and Data Sciences, ed. Alexander Gammerman, Vladimir Vovk, Harris Papadopoulos.


Data analytics, Multivariate data analysis, Correspondence analysis, Latent semantic analysis, Hierarchical clustering, Metric and ultrametric mapping

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11 Jan 2016 14:24

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20 Jun 2017 11:06


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