Here is the abstract:
The present paper advocates for the creation of a federated, hybrid database in the cloud, integrating law data from all available public sources in one single open access system — adding, in the process, relevant meta-data to the indexed documents, including the identification of social and semantic entities and the relationships between them, using linked open data techniques and standards such as RDF. Examples of potential benefits and applications of this approach are also provided, including, among others, experiences from of our previous research, in which data integration, graph databases and social and semantic networks analysis were used to identify power relations, litigation dynamics and cross-references patterns both intra and inter-institutionally, covering most of the World international economic courts.
The project described in the paper is Neocodex:
Neocodex is a collaboration between researchers and professors from Stanford Law School, Duke University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Autonomous University of Barcelona and other institutions to develop open source technology for integrating, analyzing and making available information from all international courts and national jurisdictions in open linked data standards, including the automated processing, analysis and visualization of social networks (neutrals, litigants, and other entities), semantic networks (citations, case-law contents, legal knowledge) and the publication of corpus collections with added metadata.