Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sunlight Foundation Releases Docket Wrench: Tool for Analyzing Comments to Proposed Regulations

Sunlight Foundation today released Docket Wrench, an online system that analyzes and summarizes public comments to proposed U.S. federal regulations, according to Nicko Margolies’s post, Docket Wrench: Exposing Trends in Regulatory Comments. Here is an excerpt of the announcement: Today … Continue reading

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Mill: Sunlight Foundation releases Congress API

Eric Mill of the Sunlight Foundation points us to Sunlight Congress API released yesterday. Here is a description: A live JSON API for the people and work of Congress, provided by the Sunlight Foundation. Features Lots of features and data … Continue reading

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January 30: Georgetown Law Conference: Big Data and Big Challenges for Law and Legal Information

Some legal informatics and legal methodology presentations are being given at Georgetown Law Library Symposium in Celebration of 125 Years: Big Data and Big Challenges for Law and Legal Information, being held today, 30 January 2013, at Georgetown University Law … Continue reading

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TREC Legal Track 2013 Reported Canceled

The 2013 TREC Legal Track has been cancelled “because of ongoing unspecified problems with the data set,” Evan Koblentz reports TREC Legal Track co-organizer Professor Dr. Gordon Cormack as having said after a 29 January 2013 panel at the Legal … Continue reading

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