Yellow Flag Fever


This study analyzes the accuracy with which descriptions of subsequent negative treatment are applied by online citators.

A system making use of a hierarchical controlled vocabulary applying these descriptions appears marginally more accurate, but the citator’s traditional role in legal research must be reconceptualized.

Read the full paper, 108 Law Libr. J. 77 (2016), here:

Yellow Flag Fever

Download the dataset here (.xlsx):


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Related Presentations:

Beyond Updating: Changing How We Use and Talk About Citators, SEAALL Annual Meeting, 2017-04-01, Raleigh, NC (slide deck)