The Case for Linking World Law Data
Stanford Law School
Enric G. Torrents
Institute of Law and Technology - Autonomous University of Barcelona
December 15, 2013
2, Journal of Open Access to Law, 2014, Forthcoming
Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2371795
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 4
Keywords: Linked Open Data, Semantic Web, Federated Databases, Data Integration, Data Analysis, Open Science Data Cloud, Neocodex
JEL Classification: K00Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 26, 2013 ; Last revised: February 19, 2014
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