July 23, 2014

Neocodex: A Research Project for Linking World Law Data

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Neocodex is an innovative SaaS legal informatics solution to facilitate the exchange of information between international courts, legal practitioners, scholars and decision makers, integrating, analyzing and visualizing legal data at a global scale.

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They have just published the paper “The Case for Linking World Law Data” which 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.

Neocodex is a project Open Science Data Cloud Project

Direct to Full Text Paper: “The Case for Linking World Law Data” (via SSRN)

Authors

Sergio Puig 
Stanford Law School

Enric G. Torrents
Institute of Law and Technology – Autonomous University of Barcelona

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.

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