Reading Guide: Hypertext and Retrieval
1. Introduction - Text retrieval and hypertext in legal applications

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[This Part is completed for 2000]

1.1. Objectives

Hypertext and text retrieval are still the two fundamental technologies for computerising legal information, both on the world-wide-web and in CD-ROM based applications to law.

The objective of this topic is for you to understand the basic computing principles behind hypertext and text retrieval, methods of evaluating the effectiveness of such tools in relation to legal research, and the problems of and possible solutions to world-wide legal research over the internet.

Topics to be covered include:

1.2. Resources

Many of the articles and other resources to be used in this Reading Guide can be found in:

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