Is the Tax Code the longest Title?

  Last week, I shared that Dan Katz and I had finally published a draft of our paper, Measuring the Complexity of the Law: The U.S. Code.  We'd previewed this research on Computational Legal Studies years ago.  Since then, we've received great feedback and a number of questions.   The most common question, even among legal professionals,

By |2013-08-19T08:52:29-04:00August 19th, 2013|Law, Programming, Technology|0 Comments

Now in print: An Empirical Survey of the Population of U.S. Tax Court Written Decisions

  When someone brings up the empirical study of legal citation, most people think of the work Landes & Posner and Epstein & Martin.  If you're really cool, you might even think of Dan and me, who have spent quite awhile analyzing and visualizing Supreme Court citations like those in the 3D 1080p animation below:   These studies, including

By |2011-04-15T15:22:50-04:00April 15th, 2011|Law, Research|1 Comment

Pre-processing text: R/tm vs. python/NLTK

  Let's say that you want to take a set of documents and apply a computational linguistic technique.  If your method is based on the bag-of-words model, you probably need to pre-process these documents first by segmenting, tokenizing, stripping, stopwording, and stemming each one (phew, that's a lot of -ing's).     In the past, I've relied

By |2011-02-16T10:12:07-05:00February 16th, 2011|Programming|15 Comments

Dataset: 5 Days of #25bahman

What do 88,831 tweets about protest and revolution in Iran look like?  Following in the success of Egypt's #jan25 tag, protesters have piled onto the #25bahman tag to discuss Iran's own prospects for "revolution" (25 Bahman 1389 is the Hijri date for February 14, 2011).  Curious to analyze and compare these movements, I've started collecting

By |2011-02-15T14:14:17-05:00February 15th, 2011|Society, Technology|10 Comments

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