We report on prototype experiments expanding on prior work  in retrieving and ranking vaccine injury decisions using semantic information and classifying sentences as legal rules or findings about vaccine-injury causation. Our positive results include that query element coverage features and aggregate citation information using a BM25-like score can improve ranking results, and that larger amounts of annotated sentence data improve classification performance. Negative observations include that LUIMA-specific sentence features do not impact sentence classification, and that synthetic oversampling improves classification only for the sparser of the two predicted sentence types.
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