Category Archives: Data sets

AALL Hackathon 2014: Some results

Results of at least two projects from the American Association of Law Libraries’ Hackathon 2014 have been posted: PROXYsearch, developed by Eve Ross and colleagues: Description: a single search template for the South Carolina Judicial Department’s website Code: https://github.com/PROXYsearch/PROXYsearch Wiki: … Continue reading

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July 12: AALL Hackathon: Building the Information Future, San Antonio

American Association of Law Libraries’ (AALL) Hackathon: Building the Information Future, is being held 12 July 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Datasets, project ideas, and discussion regarding the event are available at: Law Librarians Hack the Law. The Twitter … Continue reading

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IATE terminology database available for download; contains very large number of legal terms in multiple languages

IATE: Inter-Active Terminology for Europe, which contains a very large set of legal terms in many languages, is now available for download. One access point is the EU Open Data Portal: https://open-data.europa.eu/en/data/dataset/iate The main Website is at: http://iate.europa.eu/ The download … Continue reading

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Digiminster Members Data Portal, for UK Parliament: Voting, campaign finance data, and debates

Digiminster Members Data Portal has been launched by the UK Parliament’s Rapid Apps Team. The portal includes voting and campaign finance data, and parliamentary debates, chunked. Data come from a variety of official sources, including the Members’ Data Platform. The … Continue reading

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Regards Citoyens: How GitLaw turns the French parliamentary process into open data

Regards Citoyens — a French parliamentary monitoring organization — has posted How GitLaw turns the French parliamentary process into open data, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. Here are excerpts from the post: [...] Initiated in 2011, the Law Factory project … Continue reading

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MIT Legal Hackathon 2014: 12-16 June, Online and in Cambridge, Massachusetts: Links and resources

MIT Legal Hackathon 2014 is being held 12-16 June 2014 at MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York, New York, USA, and online. The event is being organized by the Media Lab’s Legal Physics / Legal Science Research … Continue reading

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Mill: Following the FISA Court: New Website, New Data

Eric Mill has posted Following the FISA Court: New Website, New Data, at his blog. Here are excerpts from the post: Short version: The FISA Court has a new website, and @FISACourt is way smarter because I’m turning their entire … Continue reading

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Katz and Bommarito’s research on measuring legal complexity is featured in Wired Science

Daniel Martin Katz and Michael Bommarito‘s paper, entitled Measuring the Complexity of the Law: The United States Code, is the focus of a new post by Samuel Arbesman at Wired Science: Measuring the Complexity of the Law. Here are excerpts … Continue reading

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New open data site for British Parliament: data.parliament.uk

The British Parliament’s new open data site has launched in an alpha version: data.parliament.uk I think this site is a product of the ParliamentAPI project. The site provides access to data in multiple formats through multiple APIs. The site is … Continue reading

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House Legislative Data and Transparency Conference 2014, 29 May 2014: Links and resources

The 2014 Legislative Data and Transparency Conference is being held 29 May 2014 at Capitol Visitor’s Center Auditorium, Washington, DC, USA. The conference is organized by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on House Administration. Video of the conference is … Continue reading

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