Using machines in law: Automated case-law summaries

Academics and practitioners alike are increasingly aware that technological innovation is reaching the shores of law. Considering the relevance of text to the legal discipline, automated textual analysis is one of the techniques that holds promise for the study of law. In this blog, I attempt to summarize the ECtHR case Bouyid v Belgium automatically as an illustration of this potential. I rely on the expertise of human rights specialists to validate the relevance of the outcome. Continue reading “Using machines in law: Automated case-law summaries”