Posts Tagged: Legal information retrieval

Relaunch of Juricaf: Database of Francophone Supreme Court Decisions

Guillaume Adreani of L’Association des cours suprêmes judiciaires francophones (AHJUCAF), has announced the re-launch of Juricaf, a database of francophone supreme court decisions, available on the Web, free of charge. The database includes a total of more than 700,000 full text decisions, from 46 nations. Click here for dates of coverage and statistics on theRead… Read more »

Malmgren: Towards a Theory of Jurisprudential Relevance Ranking – Using Link Analysis on EU Case Law

Staffan Malmgren of Stockholm University and the free access to law service of Sweden,, has posted his Master’s thesis, Towards a Theory of Jurisprudential Relevance Ranking – Using Link Analysis on EU Case Law (2011). Here is the abstract: The concept of relevance is central to both jurisprudence and information retrieval. But what doRead… Read more »

New on Indian Kanoon: Sushant Sinha on Innovation and Free Law in India

Dr. Sushant Sinha‘s free access to law service for India, Indian Kanoon, is the subject of my new, in-depth article on, the Canadian legal blog. The article provides a great deal of detailed information about Indian Kanoon, including information on technology and open source, users and usage, business models and sustainability, partnerships, product differentiation,Read… Read more »

Mayer on The Free Law Reporter: Open Access to the Law and Beyond

John Mayer of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) has posted The Free Law Reporter – Open Access to the Law and Beyond, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Mr. Mayer describes The Free Law Reporter, CALI’s new free and open databaseRead… Read more »

Free Law Reporter: CALI’s New Free Law Resource, Built with RECOP Data

CALI, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, has launched The Free Law Reporter (FLR), a new, free, online source of full text U.S. federal and state court decisions, published from January 2011 to the present. Click here for a list of the content. FLR contains data from RECOP, The Weekly Report of Current Opinions, distributedRead… Read more »

Oyez Oyez: New Online Platform for Municipal Laws and Documents

Lexum, the Canadian legal technology firm and creator and publisher of CanLII, has introduced a new online service — Oyez Oyez — providing full text access to Canadian municipal laws (including by-laws, ordinances, and regulations), proceedings of council meetings, and other municipal government documents. Oyez Oyez is also available as an online publishing platform forRead… Read more »

Call for Papers: SIRE 2011: SIGIR 2011 Information Retrieval for E-Discovery Workshop

A call for papers — with submission deadlines of 13 May 2011 for research papers and 3 June 2011 for position papers — has been posted for SIRE 2011: SIGIR 2011 Information Retrieval for E-Discovery Workshop, to be held 28 July 2011 in Beijing, China. The workshop will be collocated with SIGIR 2011: The 34thRead… Read more »