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German legal decision corpus

Urchs, Stefanie; Mitrović, Jelena


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  "description": "<p>The corpus belongs to the paper &quot;Design and Implementation of German Legal Decision Corpora&quot; from Urchs et al.[1].</p>\n\n<p>Please cite [1] when using the corpus.</p>\n\n<p>[1] Urchs Stefanie, Mitrovi\u0107 Jelena, and Granitzer Michael. &quot;Design and Implementation of German Legal Decision Corpora&quot; ICAART. 2021.</p>\n\n<p>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.</p>\n\n<p>These decisions are safed in the following JSON format:</p>\n\n<p><code>{ </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&quot;meta&quot;: </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; { &quot;meta_title&quot;: &quot;&quot;, </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;court&quot;: &quot;&quot;, </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;decision_style&quot;: &quot;&quot;, </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;date&quot;: &quot;&quot;, </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;file_number&quot;:&quot;&quot;, </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;title&quot;: &quot;&quot;, </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;norm_chains&quot;: [&quot;&quot;, &quot;&quot;], </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;decision_guidelines&quot;: [&quot;&quot;, &quot;&quot;], </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;keywords&quot;: &quot;&quot;, </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;lower_court&quot;: [&quot;&quot;, &quot;&quot;], </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;additional_information&quot;: &quot;&quot;, </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;decision_reference&quot;: &quot;&quot; </code></p>\n\n<p><code>}, </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&quot;decision_text&quot;:</code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; { &quot;tenor&quot;: [&quot;&quot;,&quot;&quot;], </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;legal_facts&quot;: [&quot;&quot;,&quot;&quot;], </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;decision_reasons&quot;: [&quot;&quot;,&quot;&quot;] </code></p>\n\n<p><code>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; } </code></p>\n\n<p><code>} </code></p>\n\n<p>metadata fields (not all fields are always filled):</p>\n\n<p>- Meta Title: Title of the decision as stated on the website</p>\n\n<p>- Court: Name of the issuing court</p>\n\n<p>- Decision Style: Style of the decision</p>\n\n<p>- Date: Issuing date</p>\n\n<p>- File Number: File number of the descision</p>\n\n<p>- Title: Title of the decision as stated by the court</p>\n\n<p>- Norm Chains: Norms related to the decision</p>\n\n<p>- Decision Guideline: Guidlines that lead to the decision</p>\n\n<p>- Keywords: Keywords associated with the decision</p>\n\n<p>- Lower Court: Court that worked with this decision beforehand</p>\n\n<p>- Additional Information: more information</p>\n\n<p>- Decison reference: reference to the decision in beck-online</p>\n\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n\n<p>The descision text is structured in three parts, not all parts are always filled.</p>\n\n<p>- Tenor: short description of the outcomes of the legal decision issued by the court</p>\n\n<p>- Legal Facts: Statment of all facts that lead to a decision</p>\n\n<p>- Decision Reasons: Indepth explanaition why a court decided in a certain way.</p>", 
  "license": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
    {
      "affiliation": "University of Passau, Chair of Data Science", 
      "@id": "https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1118-4330", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Urchs, Stefanie"
    }, 
    {
      "affiliation": "University of Passau, Chair of Data Science", 
      "@id": "https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3220-8749", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Mitrovi\u0107, Jelena"
    }
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  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/3936726", 
  "datePublished": "2020-07-09", 
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3936726", 
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  "@type": "Dataset", 
  "name": "German legal decision corpus"
}
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