An Analysis of Three Legal Citation Networks Derived from Austrian Supreme Court Decisions

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In this paper, we present a case study on the structural properties of three citations networks derived from
Austrian Supreme Court decisions. In particular, we analyzed 250.984 Supreme Court decisions ranging from
1922 to 2017. As part of our case study, we analyzed the degree distributions, the structural properties of
prominent court decisions, as well as changes in the frequency of legal citations over time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk (COMPLEXIS)
Editors Víctor Méndez Muñoz, Farshad Firouzi, Ernesto Estrada,Victor Chang
Place of PublicationHeraklion, Crete, Greece
Pages85 - 92
ISBN (Print)978-989-758-366-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 101
  • 102
  • 202031 Network engineering
  • 102022 Software development
  • 505002 Data protection
  • 509

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