October 5, 2015

Library of Congress Announces Second Legislative Information Data Challenge

From LC:

The Library of Congress, at the request of the U.S. House of Representatives, is again using the Challenge.gov platform to advance the exchange of legislative information worldwide.

Akoma Ntoso is a framework used in many other countries around the world to annotate and format electronic versions of parliamentary, legislative and judiciary documents. The challenge, “Legislative XML Data Mapping,” invites competitors to map the Akoma Ntoso schema to established U.S. and United Kingdom legislative markup languages to improve Akoma Ntoso’s support of U.S. and U.K. legislative data.

The mapping challenge results will complement those anticipated from a previously announced challenge, “Markup of U.S. Legislation in Akoma Ntoso”, which opened in July and closes Oct. 31, 2013.


The new mapping challenge, which opened today and closes Dec. 31, 2013, is extended to participants 18 years of age or older. For the official rules and more detailed information about the challenge or to enter a submission, visit http://legislative-data-mapping.challengepost.com/.

The competition’s four judges are experts in either U.S. legislation XML standards, U.K. legislation XML standards, or the Akoma Ntoso legal schema. The Library of Congress will announce the winner of the $10,000 prize on Feb. 12, 2014.

See Also: News About the 1st Data Challenge:
Legislative Information: Library of Congress Launches Markup Challenge, $5,000 Prize (July 9, 2013)

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