An interview with Dr. Núria Casellas of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School (LII), entitled Legally Linked: Linked Open Data Principles Applied To Code Of Federal Regulations, has been published at semanticweb.com.
In this interview, Dr. Casellas discusses the application of Linked Data in Title 21 of LII’s new version of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. In that title, users can search for “brand names for drugs (such as Tylenol), and receiv[e] the generic name for the drug (acetaminophen) as a suggested term.” LII plans to incorporate “definitions, obligations and vocabularies, and product information to enhance search and retrieval, and also visualization of the information.”
Dr. Casellas also describes a plan to “link materials from the Drug Bank open data drug and drug target database, which has been transformed into RDF and made available as a SPARQL endpoint, to Title 21 in the CFR, and vice vers[a].” The article notes that LII “is developing a SKOS-based thesaur[us] derived from the terms used in the CFR, and extracting definitions and obligations.” LII also plans to include in its CFR metadata “product codes from sources such as the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).”
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