Title: Abstracting of legal cases: the potential of clustering based on the selection of representative objects
Authors: Moens, Marie-Francine ×
Uyttendaele, Caroline
Dumortier, Jos #
Issue Date: Feb-1999
Publisher: John wiley & sons inc
Series Title: Journal of the American Society for Information Science vol:50 issue:2 pages:151-161
Abstract: The SALOMON project automatically summarizes Belgian criminal cases in order to improve access to the large number of existing and future court decisions, SALOMON extracts text units from the case text to form a case summary. Such a case summary facilitates the rapid determination of the relevance of the case or may be employed in text search, An important part of the research concerns the development of techniques for automatic recognition of representative text paragraphs (or sentences) in texts of unrestricted domains, These techniques are employed to eliminate redundant material in the case texts, and to identify informative text paragraphs which are relevant to include in the case summary. An evaluation of a test set of 700 criminal cases demonstrates that the algorithms have an application potential for automatic indexing, abstracting, and text linking.
Description: code faculteit: 3.1
ISSN: 0002-8231
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Informatics Section
Research Unit KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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