Posts Tagged: Legal knowledge representation Wins UK Public Sector Digital Award, the UK’s official free and open online legislative service, has won the UK Public Sector Digital Award for “Best example of ICT-enabled innovation and enterprise,” according to a 20 January 2012 announcement on The National Archives Website. Please join me in congratulating John Sheridan, creator and administrator of, and a member of ourRead… Read more »

Casellas, Vallbé, and Bruce: From Legal Information to Open Legal Data: A Case Study in U.S. Federal Legal Information

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 OpenRead… Read more »

JURIX 2011: Accepted Papers

Accepted papers have been announced for JURIX 2011: The International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, to be held 14-16 December 2011, at the University of Vienna Centre for Legal Informatics, in Vienna, Austria. Several papers concern government information systems.

Casellas on Legal Ontology Engineering

Dr. Núria Casellas of the Legal Information Institute has published Legal Ontology Engineering: Methodologies, Modelling Trends, and the Ontology of Professional Judicial Knowledge (Springer, 2011) (Law, Governance and Technology Series ; Vol. 3). Here is the publisher’s description: Enabling information interoperability, fostering legal knowledge usability and reuse, enhancing legal information search, in short, formalizing theRead… Read more »

Government Agency Names and Statutes as Linked Data, via LC Name Authority File

The Library of Congress has made available the LC Name Authority File as Linked Data. The data are available in several formats, including RDF/XML, N-Triples, and JSON. Of particular interest to the legal informatics community is the fact that the Linked Data version of the LC Name Authority File includes records for names of veryRead… Read more »

Van Engers and Boer on Public Agility and Change in a Network Environment

Dr. Alexander Boer and Professor Dr. Tom van Engers, both of the Leibniz Center for Law at the University of Amsterdam, have published Public Agility and Change in a Network Environment, JeDEM: Journal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 3(1), 99-117 (2011). Here is the abstract: Preparing for change is increasingly core business for governmental organizations.Read… Read more »