Saturday, December 12, 2009

Jureeka for Google Chrome

I just created a version of Jureeka for Google's Chrome browser. It's a highly streamlined version of its Firefox counterpart: Jureeka for Chrome doesn't come with the toolbar - only the hyperlinking feature. But in that respect, it's a window into the future of the Firefox version, which I'm in the process of trimming down to its bare essentials.

You can download Jureeka for Chrome here.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Jureeka now links to for the Oregon Revised Statutes. The site presents the state's legislation in an elegant, hyperlinked format. It's fast, has a great search facility, and handily outclasses the state legislature's own site.

It's a great example of what can be done to liberate legal information.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

How accurate is Jureeka?

Version 1.6 has an accuracy of 81.9%, meaning that for every hyperlink it inserts, there's a roughly 1 in 5 chance that the link won't lead to the cited source. This error rate was unacceptable (to me, and probably to you as well), which is why I've been working on some major tweaks.

Version 1.9 is much more accurate -- it has a success rate of around 92%. It achieves this by ignoring a host of citations to sources (mainly regional reporters in the U.S.) that it knows can't be found.

Ninety-two percent still leaves room for improvement, but at least it's within the bounds of respectability.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Don't like the toolbar?

You can make it go away from Firefox by going to View --> Toolbars and then uncheck "Jureeka toolbar." (Jureeka will still hyperlink citations even if the toolbar is invisible.)

Whenever you want the toolbar to reappear, just go back and recheck it on this menu.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inaugurating Jureeka version 1.7

In the spirit of national betterment, I updated Jureeka today. The latest version:
  • Reduces the number of false positive citations to four of the U.S. regional reporters (N.W.2d, N.E.2d, S.W.2d, S.E.2d);
  • Corrects a citation recognition error that confused the first and third editions of the Federal Reporter; and
  • Is compatible with Firefox 3.1 beta 2.
You can download the new version here.