The Case for Linking World Law Data

Sergio Puig

University of Arizona Law School

Enric G. Torrents


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: K00

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Date posted: December 26, 2013 ; Last revised: January 22, 2015

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Puig, Sergio and Torrents, Enric G., The Case for Linking World Law Data (December 15, 2013). 2, Journal of Open Access to Law, 2014, Forthcoming; Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2371795. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2371795

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Sergio Puig
University of Arizona Law School ( email )
Tucson, AZ 85715
United States
Enric Garcia Torrents (Contact Author)
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Badalona, Barcelona 08912
679690663 (Phone)
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