Accession Number:

AD1107792

Title:

Network Measures of the United States Code

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA MCLEAN

Report Date:

2015-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The US Code represents the codication of the laws of theUnited States. While it is a well-organized and curated cor-pus of documents, the legal text remains nearly impenetra-ble for non-lawyers. In this paper, we treat the US Code asa citation network and explore its complexity using tradi-tional network metrics. We nd interesting topical patternsemerge from the citation structure, and begin to interpretnetwork metrics in the context of the legal corpus. This ap-proach has potential for determining policy dependency androbustness, as well as modeling of future policies.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE