Document

Definition Document, strictly, in law, that which can serve as evidence or proof, and is written or printed, or has an inscription or any significance that can be “read”; thus a picture, authenticated photograph, seal or the like would furnish “documentary evidence.” More generally the word […]

Database

Database in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Database in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Database may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Database is a relatively new word for a collection of data […]

Internet

Legal Materials Arranged by subject. Articles: To find articles on Internet hardware or software, search the LexisCommunications file (CMPCOM;COMM). C/Net rates Internet hardware, software and related products and services. See also the News section, below. Browsers: […]

Concrete

Concrete Entity in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Concrete Entity in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Concrete Entity may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Concrete entities are those one can […]

Information

Spanish Translation of provide information [obligation to] This is the legal translation of English to Spanish in relation to provide information [obligation to] and / or a definition of this topic: Información (in Spanish, without translation of the dictionary entry). […]

Language

Language Language Model Syntax in Legal Information Retrieval The following is a basic concept of Language Model Syntax in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Language Model Syntax may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. […]

Hypertext

Hypertext in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Hypertext in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Hypertext may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Hypertext is text displayed in an interactive format so […]

Classification

Summary of Classification The process of determining which product category of the tariff schedules applies to a given imported item. There are more than 7,300 categories in the tariff schedules of the UNITED STATES (read this and related legal terms for further details) and, with very few […]

Thesaurus

A Thesaurus is an online database or a book of synonyms and near-synonyms in a written language, usually arranged conceptually, although dictionary arrangement is not uncommon. The first thesaurus of the English language, published in 1852, was compiled by Peter Mark Roget. For an online […]

Bibliography

Bibliographic Coupling in Legal Information Retrieval The following is a basic concept of Bibliographic Coupling in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Bibliographic Coupling may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Bibliographic […]

Record

Record in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Record in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Record may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. A record (or database record) contains the description of a […]

Knowledge

Knowledge in Legal Information Retrieval The following is a basic concept of Knowledge in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Knowledge may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Knowledge refers to what someone knows. It resides in […]

Indexing

Summary of Indexing

A practice employed in some countries of adjusting wages, rents, taxes, et cetera, to reflect changes in general or consumer prices. This device usually reflects a high level of domestic inflation.

(Main Author: William J. Miller)

Automatic Indexing in Legal […]

Chain

Chain Syntax in Legal Information Retrieval The following is a basic concept of Chain Syntax in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Chain Syntax may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Chain syntax or chain indexing is a syntax […]

Compound

Compound Term in Legal Information Retrieval The following is a basic concept of Compound Term in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Compound Term may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Compound term can refer to a term […]

Entry

Entry in Legal Information Retrieval The following is a basic concept of Entry in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Entry may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. In displayed indexes, an entry represents and points to a […]

Statistic

Statistical Specificity in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Statistical Specificity in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Statistical Specificity may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. See […]

Law library

Law library or Law Libraries A law library is a type of special library with a collection consisting primarily of materials for Legal Research and study, including case law, federal and state statutes, international legal agreements, treatises, reference works, legal periodicals, and […]

Posting

Generic Posting in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Generic Posting in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Generic Posting may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Generic posting is the use of a […]

Format

Format in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Format in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Format may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Texts come in many shapes and styles, influenced by the medium on […]

Recall

Recall (politics)Introduction to RecallRecall (politics), method of removing elected officials from office before the end of their terms. In the United States approximately 1,000 cities and 11 states utilize this method to remove officials who have proved unsatisfactory to their co…

Ontology

Ontology in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Ontology in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Ontology may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. In philosophy, ontology refers to the study of existence, […]

Locator

Locator in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Locator in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Locator may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. The locator is the part of an index entry that leads the user […]

Taxonomy

Taxonomy in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Taxonomy in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Taxonomy may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. The term taxonomy comes from the Greek for arrangement or […]

Matter

Indexable Matter in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Indexable Matter in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Indexable Matter may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Indexable matter is the actual […]

Relationships

Syntagmatic Relationships in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Syntagmatic Relationships in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Syntagmatic Relationships may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. […]

Ontologies

Ontologies in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Ontologies in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Ontologies may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Ontologies for Information Retrieval attempt (or […]

Relevance

Pseudo Relevance Feedback in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Pseudo Relevance Feedback in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Pseudo Relevance Feedback may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Some […]

Structure

Syndetic Structure in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Syndetic Structure in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Syndetic Structure may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Syndetic structure consists […]

Subject Indexing

Subject Cataloging, Subject Indexing in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Subject Cataloging, Subject Indexing in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Subject Cataloging, Subject Indexing may be applied to legal texts, including case law, […]