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German legal decision corpus

Urchs, Stefanie; Mitrović, Jelena


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      <creatorName>Urchs, Stefanie</creatorName>
      <givenName>Stefanie</givenName>
      <familyName>Urchs</familyName>
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      <affiliation>University of Passau, Chair of Data Science</affiliation>
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    <creator>
      <creatorName>Mitrović, Jelena</creatorName>
      <givenName>Jelena</givenName>
      <familyName>Mitrović</familyName>
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      <affiliation>University of Passau, Chair of Data Science</affiliation>
    </creator>
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  <titles>
    <title>German legal decision corpus</title>
  </titles>
  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>2020</publicationYear>
  <contributors>
    <contributor contributorType="Supervisor">
      <contributorName>Granitzer, Michael</contributorName>
      <givenName>Michael</givenName>
      <familyName>Granitzer</familyName>
      <nameIdentifier nameIdentifierScheme="ORCID" schemeURI="http://orcid.org/">0000-0003-3566-5507</nameIdentifier>
      <affiliation>University of Passau, Chair of Data Science</affiliation>
    </contributor>
    <contributor contributorType="Supervisor">
      <contributorName>Kosch, Harald</contributorName>
      <givenName>Harald</givenName>
      <familyName>Kosch</familyName>
      <nameIdentifier nameIdentifierScheme="ORCID" schemeURI="http://orcid.org/">0000-0002-7090-1133</nameIdentifier>
      <affiliation>University of Passau, Chair of Distributed Information Systems</affiliation>
    </contributor>
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  <dates>
    <date dateType="Issued">2020-07-09</date>
  </dates>
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  <rightsList>
    <rights rightsURI="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International</rights>
    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;The corpus belongs to the paper &amp;quot;Design and Implementation of German Legal Decision Corpora&amp;quot; from Urchs et al.[1].&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Please cite [1] when using the corpus.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;[1] Urchs Stefanie, Mitrović Jelena, and Granitzer Michael. &amp;quot;Design and Implementation of German Legal Decision Corpora&amp;quot; ICAART. 2021.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;This corpus consits of 32,748 decisions of Bavarian courts (between 2015 and 2020), enriched with meta data. The decisisons are provided on the website www.gesetze-bayern.de.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;These decisions are safed in the following JSON format:&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;{ &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;quot;meta&amp;quot;: &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; { &amp;quot;meta_title&amp;quot;: &amp;quot;&amp;quot;, &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;court&amp;quot;: &amp;quot;&amp;quot;, &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;decision_style&amp;quot;: &amp;quot;&amp;quot;, &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;date&amp;quot;: &amp;quot;&amp;quot;, &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;file_number&amp;quot;:&amp;quot;&amp;quot;, &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;title&amp;quot;: &amp;quot;&amp;quot;, &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;norm_chains&amp;quot;: [&amp;quot;&amp;quot;, &amp;quot;&amp;quot;], &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;decision_guidelines&amp;quot;: [&amp;quot;&amp;quot;, &amp;quot;&amp;quot;], &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;keywords&amp;quot;: &amp;quot;&amp;quot;, &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;lower_court&amp;quot;: [&amp;quot;&amp;quot;, &amp;quot;&amp;quot;], &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;additional_information&amp;quot;: &amp;quot;&amp;quot;, &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;decision_reference&amp;quot;: &amp;quot;&amp;quot; &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;}, &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;quot;decision_text&amp;quot;:&lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; { &amp;quot;tenor&amp;quot;: [&amp;quot;&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;&amp;quot;], &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;legal_facts&amp;quot;: [&amp;quot;&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;&amp;quot;], &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;decision_reasons&amp;quot;: [&amp;quot;&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;&amp;quot;] &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; } &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;code&gt;} &lt;/code&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;metadata fields (not all fields are always filled):&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Meta Title: Title of the decision as stated on the website&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Court: Name of the issuing court&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Decision Style: Style of the decision&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Date: Issuing date&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- File Number: File number of the descision&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Title: Title of the decision as stated by the court&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Norm Chains: Norms related to the decision&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Decision Guideline: Guidlines that lead to the decision&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Keywords: Keywords associated with the decision&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Lower Court: Court that worked with this decision beforehand&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Additional Information: more information&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Decison reference: reference to the decision in beck-online&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;The descision text is structured in three parts, not all parts are always filled.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Tenor: short description of the outcomes of the legal decision issued by the court&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Legal Facts: Statment of all facts that lead to a decision&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;- Decision Reasons: Indepth explanaition why a court decided in a certain way.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
    <description descriptionType="Other">{"references": ["Urchs Stefanie, Mitrovi\u0107 Jelena, and Granitzer Michael. \"Design and Implementation of German Legal Decision Corpora\" ICAART. 2021."]}</description>
  </descriptions>
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