My graduate thesis, somewhat loftily titled ”Towards a theory of jurisprudential relevance ranking – Using link analysis on EU case law” has been submitted to and approved by my supervisor. It has taken far too long time since I first started working on it, but I’m very satisfied that it is finally finished. Except that it’s not really finished, since I hope to re-work and extend it with the aim of publishing it in some other form. Which is why I’m soliciting feedback on it.
Over the coming week, I’ll be publishing a chapter at a time. Each chapter will be available in PDF form and also inline in the form of images. This since that was the best conversion to a web-friendly format I could manage… (also note that the pagination differs slighly between the PDF and the web version).
If you are at all interested in legal informatics, information retrieval, jurisprudence or just what we really mean when we say that something is relevant, I hope you will find the time to read the chapters and maybe also give me your feedback below.
We’ll be kicking of with the front matter of the thesis. It does not contain anything substantial in itself, but it has a very neat Gephi-drawn cover and some interesting quotes. The table of contents should give you an idea of what it is about.