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Sheridan on Big Data for Law

John Sheridan of The National Archives (UK) has published Big Data for Law, Internet Newsletter for Lawyers (March 2014). The article describes the AHRC-funded Big Data for Law research project that John Sheridan is directing (and which we wrote about … Continue reading

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Briatte: Legislative Cosponsorship Networks among French Members of Parliament

François Briatte of the University of Grenoble has posted a paper entitled Legislative Cosponsorship Networks among French Members of Parliament. Here is the abstract: ThŒis paper explains how to measure and visualize the cosponsorship networks formed over 8,000 bills and … Continue reading

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Cattell: Project to create an open API for the British Parliament: #ParliamentAPI

James Cattell and a group of colleagues are developing an open API (application programming interface) for the British Parliament. James’s Twitter list of people working on the project is at https://twitter.com/jaCattell/parliamentapi/members A discussion board for the project is at feedback.public-scrutiny-office.org; … Continue reading

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Sheridan to lead major new legal informatics research project: Big Data for Law

John Sheridan of The National Archives will be directing a new £550,000 research project on Big Data for Law, “to transform how we understand and use current legislation, delivering a new service – legislation.gov.uk Research.” Tom Bruce of the Legal … Continue reading

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Papaloi and Gouscos: Parliamentary Information Visualization for Transparency & Empowerment?

Aspasia Papaloi of the Hellenic Parliament and Dr. Dimitris Gouscos of the University of Athens have published Parliamentary Information Visualization as a Means for Legislative Transparency and Citizen Empowerment?, JeDEM: Journal of eDemocracy & Open Government, 5(2), 174-186 (2013). Here … Continue reading

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17-19 January: PDF Liberation Hackathon 2014

Some legal data are being worked on at PDF Liberation Hackathon, being held 17-19 January 2014, in Washington, DC; Buenos Aires; New York City; San Francisco; Chicago; Dayton, Ohio; and online. According to the event’s Website, “communication between hack sites … Continue reading

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Legal Open Document Hackathon, 10 December, Bologna

A Legal Open Document Hackathon will be held 10 December 2013 at CIRSFID, University of Bologna, and also at sites elsewhere in Europe and in Latin America and the U.S. The event is being organized by Professor Dr. Monica Palmirani. … Continue reading

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Legal Open Document Hackathon, Bologna: 10 December 2013

A Legal Open Document Hackathon will be held 10 December 2013 at CIRSFID, University of Bologna, and also at sites elsewhere in Europe and in Latin America and the U.S. The event is being organized by Professor Dr. Monica Palmirani. … Continue reading

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ANSI launches online (read-only) portal for standards incorporated by reference

Yesterday the American National Standards Institute issued an announcement: ANSI Launches Online Portal for Standards Incorporated by Reference: Website Provides Free, Read-Only Access to Private-Sector Documents That Have Been Incorporated into U.S. Government Regulations. Here are excerpts: The American National … Continue reading

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