Interactive Visualizations of U.S. Law

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Recently I created two different interactive apps visualizing and exploring the Titles of the U.S. Code.  You can browse the text of Title 35 (Patent) and Title 17 (Copyright) in a visually interesting manner. Click on the photos below to use them.

Tree Layout Visualization

US Code Explorer Screen shot

Force Directed Graph Visualization

Copyright Circles

D3, Javascript, .xml

These layouts were created using the d3 data visualization framework, javascript, and xml.  They take advantage of the fact that the Titles of the U.S. Code have been released in .xml.

More explanations can be found in blog posts here and here.

Harry Surden

Harry Surden is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School. His scholarship centers upon intellectual property law with a substantive focus on patents and copyright, information privacy law, legal informatics and legal automation, and the application of computer technology within the legal system. His Twitter is : @Harry Surden

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