A machine-learning history of English caselaw and legal ideas prior to the Industrial Revolution II: applications
Peter Grajzl, Peter Murrell ,
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Journal of Institutional Economics

This is the second of two papers that generate and analyze quantitative estimates of the development of English caselaw and associated legal ideas before the Industrial Revolution. In the first paper, we estimated a 100-topic structural topic model, named the topics, and showed how to interpret topic-prevalence timelines. Here, we provide examples of new insights that can be gained from these estimates. We first provide a bird's-eye view, aggregating the topics into fifteen themes.

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