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Hi Erin,

Below are some references that may be of interest. I'm aware of more work dealing with precedent networks in common law countries than semantic networks within statutes, constitutions, or codes, but work on the latter does exist. There is also an upcoming workshop that may interest you titled "Network Analysis in Law" at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law in Rome next month.

Bommarito, I., Michael, J., Katz, D., & Zelner, J. (2009). Law as a seamless web? Comparison of various network representations of the United States Supreme Court corpus (1791-2005) (pp. 234–235). Barcelona, Spain: ACM. 

Boulet, R., Mazzega, P., & Bourcier, D. (2011). A network approach to the French system of legal codes—part I: analysis of a dense network. Artificial Intelligence and Law, 1–23.

Cross, F. B., Smith, T. A., & Tomarchio, A. (2006). Determinants of Cohesion in the Supreme Court’s Network of Precedents. SSRN eLibrary. Retrieved from http://ssrn.com/paper=924110

Fowler, J. H., Johnson, T. R., Spriggs, J. F., Jeon, S., & Wahlbeck, P. J. (2007). Network Analysis and the Law: Measuring the Legal Importance of Precedents at the U.S. Supreme Court. Political Analysis, 15(3), 324–346. doi:10.1093/pan/mpm011

Katz, D. M., Gubler, J., Zelner, J., Bommarito, M. J., Provins, E. A., & Ingall, E. M. (2009). Reproduction of Hierarchy? A Social Network Analysis of the American Law Professoriate. SSRN eLibrary. Retrieved from http://ssrn.com/paper=1352656

Merkl, D., Schweighoffer, E., & Winiwarter, W. (1999). Exploratory analysis of concept and document spaces with connectionist networks. Artificial Intelligence and Law, 7(2), 185–209. doi:10.1023/a:1008365524782

Thomas, H. F. (2007). The Web of Law. San Diego L. Rev., 44, 309.

Whalen, R. (2013). Modeling Annual Supreme Court Influence: The Role of Citation Practices and Judicial Tenure in Determining Precedent Network Growth. In Complex Networks. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30287-9_18

Best,

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Ryan Whalen
PhD Student - Media, Technology & Society
Northwestern University School of Communication
JD Student - Northwestern Law
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On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 5:55 AM, Erin McGrath <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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Dear Colleagues:

Can anyone recommend sources on the application of network analysis -- probably semantic network analysis -- to law or legal documents?

In particular, I am interested in constitutional systems, for which I have found some very interesting theoretical work from lawyers (Adrian Vermeule) and political scientists (Jenna Bednar). I am looking more for applications and methodological help.

Thanks in advance and best wishes,
Erin McGrath
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