May 20, 2022

Legislative Information: Public Review of OASIS Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Standard Announced

From the Library of Congress:

After two years of hard work, the OASIS LegalDocumentML (LegalDocML) Technical Committee is nearing the end of its formal standardization process for the Akoma Ntoso legislative data standard.

As you may recall, Akoma Ntoso is an international parliamentary and legislative XML standard that enables the exchange of documents and data across legislative organizations. It was also the focus of the two Library of Congress Legislative Data Challenges last year.

OASIS has officially entered the public review process for the new Akomo Ntoso Version 1.0 Standard for Legislative Information draft documentation. The technical committee has released four draft specification documents for public review:

The public review process will remain open until June 5, 2015.  The committee welcomes all comments, especially those from potential users and developers. OASIS membership is not required to submit feedback or comments.

In anticipation of the upcoming release of the standard, the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, will host Summer School LEX 2015-US: Managing Legal Resources in the Semantic Web on  July 27-31, 2015 with the First International Akoma Ntoso Conference (IANC) to follow on August 1, 2015.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Library of Congress Announces Legislative Data Challenge Winners (February 26, 2014)

See Also: Formal Announcement and Additional Materials About Akoma Ntoso from OASIS

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