Citation Networks

Citation Networks

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A citation network shows inbound and outbound citations of individual legal documents (e.g. a court decision), and the relational constellation of the document, as well as its authority rank. The authority rank is in turn established using as a starting point the number of inbound citations, adjusted however on the basis of several qualitative factors developed by LEXPLORIA.

A citation network is visualized as illustrated in the image below. Each bubble is a node in the network, and its size reflects the authority rank of the node. The bubbles are interactive and actionable, and will manifest the relevant citation constellation of each of the node. At the moment, LEXPLORIA tech: demo product shows citation networks extracted from the case law of the European Court of Justice, but our aim is to include over time several data sets so as to visualize every relevant legal document in our citation networks.

A demo application is already available for testing. If you want to request a live demo, just get in touch:

Citation networks will also power a reader application that will superimpose an interactive overlay on any relevant legal document. Such overlay will activate a citation heat map with actionable citation constellations. This product is under development, but if you want to learn more and see the current demo version, just get in touch: