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The Selection of authority in legal argument: semantic similarity, pragmatic centrality and analogy

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The impact of constraint satisfaction on the selection of authorities in legal reasoning was examined in three experiments. It was hypothesized that subjects would select authorities with semantic similarities over authorities that are structurally consistent with a problem... Consistent with the theory, semantic similarity was the dominant constraint and structural consistency had a negligible impact on selection of an authority

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