Posts Tagged: Computational Legal Studies

New: Bulk Access to XML Version of Michigan Compiled Laws, by Michael Bommarito

Michael J. Bommarito II of Systematic Global Macro and Computational Legal Studies has posted an XML version of Michigan Compiled Laws — the official codification of Michigan legislation — for bulk download. According to his post, Mr. Bommarito also “improved the underlying data [of the code] by adding tags and correcting indentation as best as… Read more »

Bommarito on Building a Better Legal Search Engine, Part 1: Searching the U.S. Code

Michael J. Bommarito II of Computational Legal Studies has posted Building a Better Legal Search Engine, Part 1: Searching the U.S. Code. Here is a summary: […] The first part in my blog series leading up to this talk will focus on indexing and searching the U.S. Code with structured, public domain data and open… Read more »

Visualizing Legislation: Software Tools

A number of software applications and platforms are now available for creating visualizations (i.e., graphical depictions) of legislation. Here are some of them: Compendium — an argument mapping application, distributed free-of-charge — has been applied to legislation (see pages 129-132) by participants in the EU’s LEX-IS Project. (See the description in Loukis et al., Using… Read more »