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

stef stefan.marsiske at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 14:16:58 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 12:58:17PM +0100, Peter Krantz wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 16:00, Philipp Frischmuth
> <frischmuth at informatik.uni-leipzig.de> wrote:
> >
> > - Euro-LEX (Access to European Union law) [4]
> I have previously scraped and converted large parts of Eur-lex to RDF
> (and XHTML+RDFa) for my pet project eurlex.nu (offline for the
> foreseable future).

very cool, is the source free and available?

> A problem previously was that the publications office required a payment of
> 10,000 EUR (see https://crocodoc.com/gYHic3) to get access to the machine
> readable version (for the first language).

why is scraping not enough? for us in pippi it's quite ok:

> Is that still the case?

dunno will investigate.

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