Towards an Integrated Database of International Economic Law (IDIEL) disputes for text-as-data analysis

This paper introduces an infrastructure for the analysis of legal metadata and textual data on international investment and trade disputes. The developed database architecture consists of three main components: (1) a WebCrawler of two key web sites for international economic law dispute information; (2) a document analyzer to transform PDFs into text files, identifying structure and footnotes within document, finding references to other disputes and storing texts as XML; and (3) multiple user interfaces to allow different user types to access the data. The architecture allows users to launch metadata queries and/or to investigate textual corpora. It therefore provides a versatile new framework for international economic law research from various angles and disciplines.

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Geneva, The Graduate Institute, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, 2016
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11 p. : ill.
CTEI Working Paper ; 2016-08

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