Paper: Structure Effectiveness And Uses Of The Citation Identifier

ACL ID C69-4601
Title Structure Effectiveness And Uses Of The Citation Identifier
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1969
Authors

A computer program for automatic identification of "full- form" case citations in legal literature (e.g. , Rutherford v. Geddes, 4 Wall. 220, 18 L. Ed. 343; Southland Industries, Incorporated v. Federal Cc~mmlnications Ccm~nlssion, 1938, 69 App. D.C., 82, 99 Fo 2D 117) has been developed at the University of Pittsburgh and is now operational. The level of performance of this program known as "The Citation Identifier" is high. In a recent computer run, ~ae Citation Identifier scanned the full texts of 191 randomly select- ed decisions of U.S. Court of Appeals (some 400, 000 words of run- ning text) and located correctly 2,220 full-form citations out of a total of 2, 227 (that is better than 99% of the total). Only seven misses and three false drops occurred. Of 2, 220 full-form citations wh...