Núria Casellas, Joan-Josep Vallbé, and Thomas R. Bruce — a member of our community — all of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, will present a paper entitled From Legal Information to Open Legal Data: A Case Study in U.S. Federal Legal Information, at OGK 2011: The AAAI Fall Symposium on Open Government Knowledge: AI Opportunities and Challenges, to be held 4-6 November 2011 in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Here is the abstract of the paper:
The combination of the publication of legislation, regulations, judicial cases, or administrative decisions as Linked Open Legal Data together with the availability of legal OWL/RDF ontologies and SKOS thesauri, could offer new possibilities to enhance not only search and retrieval but also access and understanding of legal information. This paper outlines the possibilities offered by the use Open Legal Data, and gives a preliminary description of the ongoing work on the reuse of the Code of Federal Regulations and one of its finding aids, the Thesaurus of Indexing Terms.
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Thanks to Dr. Casellas for providing the abstract.
[Updated 16 November 2011 to link to the full text.]