This paper is concerned with the task of finding majority opinion (MO) in UK House of Lords (UKHL) case law by analysing agreement statements (AS) that explicitly express the appointed judges' acceptance of each other's reasoning. We introduce a corpus of 300 UKHL cases in which the relevant AS and MO have been annotated by three legal experts; and we introduce an AI system that automatically identifies this AS and MO with a performance comparable to humans.
|Title of host publication||Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications|
|Subtitle of host publication||Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (Jurix2018)|
|Place of Publication||Netherlands|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2018|
- Majority Opinion
- UK House of Lords