In this post, Mr. Hendler describes methods for organizing digital versions of codified statutes or regulations, citing Tom Bruce’s recent post on legislative identifiers and Grant Vergottini’s response to Tom’s post. Mr. Hendler explains how his cloud-based legal analysis and knowledge management system, called ontolawgy, which uses Semantic Web technology, addresses the issues raised in those posts.
In the second part of his post, Mr. Hendler argues that digital full-text versions of U.S. federal statutes and regulations currently available from the U.S. Government are flawed, particularly respecting indentation. He writes:
If anyone has some insight about how to get the government to bring useful and accurate indentation to its official publications, please get in touch, I would be thrilled to work with you to help make this happen.
For more information, please see the complete post.