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Statistical modelling of relevance judgements for probabilistic retrieval of American case law

Statistical modelling of relevance judgements for probabilistic retrieval of American case law

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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Information storage and retrieval systems -- Law -- United States.,
  • Information retrieval.,
  • Mathematical statistics.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Daniel Patterson Dabney.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 microfilm reel
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17142369M

    In all situations we can be certain of two things — that the chance explanation can never be discounted entirely Gorard aand that its likelihood is mostly a function of the scale of the research. First, it does not matter from which domain the evidence comes from, nor do we need to be familiar with its domain-specific methods and techniques to enhance our reasoning with these insights. On the naive bayes model for text categorization. If someone could guarantee a heads on each toss or even odds of in favour of heads then that would be different, and the difference over one million trials would be so great that there could be little doubt it was a true effect. To help address this gap, this article proposes that information regarding the much better studied issue of false convictions in the traditional criminal justice system can be used, with the aid of an appropriately designed and parameterized probabilistic model, and with suitable adjustments to account for the different burden of proof levels, to make inferences regarding the probabilities of false determinations of guilt in the context of Title IX proceedings. Finally, I would also encourage more openness towards the reader.

    There will also be a large number of substantive alternatives to the conclusions given, and the warrant should also show how the most plausible of these other explanations were considered, and the reasons why they were rejected in favour of the published conclusion. In many cases, the legal error isn't an obvious error. The tests were developed for one-off use, in situations where the measurement error was negligible, in order to allow researchers to estimate the probability that two random samples drawn from the same population would have divergent measurements. The likelihood ratio is commonly used in Bayesian analysis to measure the inferential force of evidence. But there is also a mathematically inevitable corollary: a lower burden of proof increases the probability of concluding that the innocent are guilty. If, on the other hand, there were 51 tails after tosses the claimant might claim that this is due to the standard variation, and that their influence towards heads could only be seen over a larger number of trials.

    This usually isn't about something as simple as one person believing he should have been awarded more money, or a criminal defendant not wanting to go to jail. All that the test is doing is formalising the estimates of relative probability that we make perfectly adequately anyway in everyday situations. In no way do these overcome the need for judgement or replication. Hence, we are less likely to be subjected to flawed reasoning leading to over- and understatements when assessing the inferential force of evidence. What are the alternatives? If, for example, there were 51 heads after tosses the claimant might try to claim success even though the a priori probability of such a result is quite high anyway.


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Statistical modelling of relevance judgements for probabilistic retrieval of American case law Download PDF Ebook

Section 2 provides background regarding Title IX and on the letter from the U. He subsequently stated that, in his view, data analysis is about exploration, rather than statistical Statistical modelling of relevance judgements for probabilistic retrieval of American case law book or the traditional techniques for inference Robinson Sometimes it might even ask for the reader Statistical modelling of relevance judgements for probabilistic retrieval of American case law book be patient as some subjects are developed incrementally making a few passages appear repetitive.

A difference between 0. This usually happens when a particular factual situation present in the case has never been explored by any other court. An additional issue is that a lower burden of proof may increase the likelihood that proceedings will be initiated in the first place.

They are still inappropriate for use both with populations and non-random samples. The approach is based on the premise that in any justice system, when considered in the aggregate over a large number of proceedings, the assessments regarding the probability of guilt reached by triers of fact can be mathematically modelled using random variables.

If there were 1, plants in the sample for each colony, and only one survived in the treated group, and one died in the other group, then again a significance test would be superfluous and so on.

However, like the chance element, errors in conducting research can never be completely eliminated. This can be expressed P innocent conviction ; i. In spite of this fact, basic configurations of evidence combination can be identified and analyzed probabilistically.

A probabilistic Analysis of the Sacco and Vanzetti Evidence. Redundancy and synergism occur in specific configurations of evidence combination. If someone could guarantee a heads on each toss or even odds of in favour of heads then that would be different, and the difference over one million trials would be so great that there could be little doubt it was a true effect.

Given the high social costs of improper findings of guilt in this context, it is important to understand the statistics that will govern how often they will occur. In many cases, particularly at the Supreme Court level, a justice who disagrees with the majority will issue a dissent.

Since you've phrased your issue as a question that can be answered yes or no, in most cases the court's answer will be one of those words. Not all of those included in the sampling frame agreed to take part, so there was some volunteer bias among the 16, Risk 11, 51—84 In addition, suppose that the tribunal acquits 12 of the 16 innocent people but erroneously declares 4 of them guilty.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 27 3— AdairCook and Campbell A probabilistic approach to automatic keyword indexing. This chapter provides one answer as to how to exploit this foundation to estimate how likely it is that a document is relevant to an information need.

Download BibTex Contextual retrieval is a critical technique for facilitating many important applications such as mobile search, personalized search, PC troubleshooting, etc.

In fact, many studies are based on latent variables of whose existence we cannot even be certain, let alone how to measure them e. This categorization of the case law already consists of analysis in itself, but the analysis also requires constant reflection and comparison during the process of coding.

When more than one question is asked, sometimes the answer to the first takes care of all the others. If the burden of proof necessary to find a defendant guilty is very low, there will be an unacceptably high rate of innocent defendants being found guilty i.

In light of current practice, it is also important to emphasise what significance tests are not, and cannot do for us.Judgement-based statistical analysis.

Stephen Gorard Department of Educational Studies, University of York, email: [email protected] Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester, September Summary: There's hardly a theory of laws of nature that starts with probabilistic laws as its primary definiendum.

Statistical Evidence: A Likelihood Paradigm

Almost all accounts of what a law is try to accommodate probabilistic laws into their theory only once it has been defined what deterministic laws are. In the field of law there is an absolute need for summarizing the texts of court decisions in order to make the content of the cases easily accessible for legal 42comusa.com: Marie-Francine Moens.Nov 01,  · A probabilistic model of information retrieval: development and comparative pdf that pdf is important as a practical matter to encourage the user to make the relevance judgements on which performance improvement depends.

But there are general questions about the relative authority of user and system information, and about whether Cited by: Introduction to the special issue on statistical and probabilistic methods for user modeling 3 in this Special Issue pertain to coupling human and automated resources in a spoken dialogue system (Horvitz and Paek), and identifying navigation stages in a web site (Hollink et al.).Dec 20,  · The ebook course, entitled "Probabilistic Judgements for Expert Elicitation" is open for anyone to ebook.

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