Rethinking the field of automatic prediction of court decisions

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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss previous research in automatic prediction of court decisions. We define the difference between outcome identification, outcome-based judgement categorisation and outcome forecasting, and review how various studies fall into these categories. We discuss how important it is to understand the legal data that one works with in order to determine which task can be performed. Finally, we reflect on the needs of the legal discipline regarding the analysis of court judgements.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArtificial Intelligence and Law
Early online date25-Jan-2022
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25-Jan-2022

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