[Open-Legislation] Hello list and questions re. European datasets

Ronny Patz r.patz at gmx.eu
Thu Feb 10 11:58:04 UTC 2011

Regarding Pre-Lex I just wanted to remind that a colleague of mine  
(together with a programmer) has already developed a scraper for that  
database which is published under a permissive free software license  
(see documentation):


Am 10.02.2011 um 12:43 schrieb Friedrich Lindenberg:

> Hi Philipp,
> fantastic of you to join this list, LATC has long been a group that
> I've wanted to include into this effort!
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Philipp Frischmuth
> <frischmuth at informatik.uni-leipzig.de> wrote:
>> I would like to introduce myself to this list. I'm a researcher at  
>> the AKSW [1] working group at Universität Leipzig. AKSW is involved  
>> in the LATC support action [2] and one of the tasks in this project  
>> is to publish legal datasets by European institutions as Linked  
>> Data as well as to interlink them with other datasets.
> Acquiring those datasets in a clean form is definetly something that I
> know many people on this list are keen to do (myself included). I'm
> therefore wondering whether it would be feasible to set this up in a
> two-stage process where we cooperate on the first part (scraping or
> downloading the data, re-structuring items where necessary), while you
> can then much more easily model the retrieved data in RDF (while we go
> off to do other things with the output).
>> - N-LEX (A common gateway to national law) [3]
>> - Euro-LEX (Access to European Union law) [4]
>> - Taxation & Customs Union [5]
>> - European Patent Office [6]
>> - National Legal and Legislative Resources published as CEN Metalex  
>> [7]
> I think this is an excellent list to which I would only add PRE-Lex to
> this master set (which is already scraped, as you mention), and, I
> think IPEX for procedural info.
> What do others think?
> - Friedrich
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