Monthly Archives: November 2009

Bommarito, Katz, Zelner & Fowler – Distance Measures for Dynamic Citation Networks (Version 3.0 w/ Theoretical Model & SCOTUS Citation Network Application)

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Well Formed Eigenfactor.Org–Wonderful Visualization of CrossDisciplinary Fertilization, Information Flow & The Structure of Science [Repost]

Given our interest in both interdisciplinary scholarship and the spread of ideas, we wanted to highlight one of our favorite projects–eigenfactor.org. Here is basic documentation from their website.  There are also links to academic papers offering far more detailed documentation … Continue reading

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Visualizing the East Anglia Climate Research Unit Leaked Email Network

As reported in a wide variety of news outlets, last week, a large amount of data was hacked from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.  This data included both source code for the CRU climate models, as … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

More Posts Forthcoming Soon ….

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Google Wave — A Promising Platform for Real-Time Collaboration

Also from the good folks at Google Scholar comes caselaw and patents together with metadata, page tags and a nice “how cited” feature.  Here is the announcement from the GoogleBlog. Useful analysis available at Legal Informatics Blog, Just in Case and Internet … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Linkage Structure of the Law Blogosphere

So this is Version 1.0 of our series regarding the linkage structure of the Law Blogosphere. We are currently working on a Version 2.0 that will feature documentation and a larger set of law blogs. Check back soon for more!

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“Sink Method” Poster for Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS 2009 @ USC)

As we mentioned in previous posts, Seadragon is a really cool product. Please note load times may vary depending upon your specific machine configuration as well as the strength of your internet connection. For those not familiar with how to operate it … Continue reading

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Conference on Empirical Legal Studies @ USC Law School

Mike and I are in route to the 2009 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) at USC Law School.  This post is actually coming to you from 32,000 feet on GoGo Wireless.  I still cannot get over the idea of … Continue reading

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Law Professoriate Poster for Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS 2009 @ USC)

As we mentioned in previous posts, Seadragon is a really cool product. Please note load times may vary depending upon your specific machine configuration as well as the strength of your internet connection. For those not familiar with how to operate it … Continue reading

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Royal Society Archive Visualization [Via Chris Harrison]

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Statistical Time Machines

So, I was a bit late on this … However, it is a really cool idea and thus I want to flag it for those who might have missed it.  As covered over at SCOTUS Blog and ELS Blog, the … Continue reading

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Programming Dynamic Models in Python-Part 3: Outbreak on a Network

In this post, we will continue building on the basic models we discussed in the first and second tutorials. If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at them yet, definitely go back and at least skim them, … Continue reading

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New Paper: Properties of the United States Code Citation Network

We have been working on a larger paper applying many concepts from structural analysis and complexity science to the study of bodies of statutory law such as the United States Code. To preview the broader paper, we’ve published to SSRN … Continue reading

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Katz & Bommarito in the New York Times Discussing H.R. 3962

If you click through on the link above you will be directed to the New York Times Rx Blog.  The full version of the article appears online while a shorter version appeared in today’s print edition. For those viewing the … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Structure of H.R. 3962 — The Health Care Bill

In addition to the facts we have presented on HR 3962, we wanted to offer a visualization for the structure of the Bill. Like many other bills, HR 3962, is divided into Divisions, Titles, Subtitles, Parts, Subparts, Sections, Subsections, Clauses, … Continue reading

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Facts About the Length of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act (AHCAA)

In light of last night’s vote on H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, we decided to calculate a few numbers on the current bill. Based on the Library of Congress’s XML representation of the bill (which can … Continue reading

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Hustle and Flow: A Social Network Analysis of the American Federal Judiciary [Repost from 3/25]

Together with Derek Stafford from the University of Michigan Department of Political Science, Hustle and Flow: A Social Network Analysis of the American Federal Judiciary represents our initial foray into Computational Legal Studies. The full paper contains a number of interesting visualizations … Continue reading

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