The nuts and bolts of doing a citation and semantic network analysis of international criminal law decisions: More fun than it sounds


Session Description

This is a case study on an ongoing project to study a body of international criminal case judgments, constructing a semantic network analysis of their citations in order to show whether or not a "common law" is emerging. This session will focus on the the problems in obtaining the corpus in a usable format, the selection of appropriate tools for textual analysis, and on actual experience using those tools.

This session is aimed at folks comfortable with coding, although extensive knowledge is not required.

Attendees will hopefully leave the session with an understanding of the problems an analysis of this kind encounters and some of the solutions I have found (or at the very least, having had an opportunity to work on their own slides in the back row).

Session Track

Case Studies

Experience level