[Open-Legislation] Reply to: API for EU legislation

Niels Erik Kaaber Rasmussen niels at buhlrasmussen.eu
Wed Jun 22 10:51:12 UTC 2011


 parltrack seems to be a very promising project. Great with the 
 monitoring feature and RSS.

 On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:34:01 +0200, stef wrote:
> dear Nils Erik, dear fellows,
> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 03:57:04PM +0200, Niels Erik Kaaber Rasmussen 
> wrote:
>> >(disclaimer: as there's no exisiting viable free alternative i feel
>> >obliged to
>> >develop one myself. i also hope to compete on the comptetition
>> >with this)
>> We are looking forward to see what you come up with. Maybe it will
>> be possible for us cooperate in combining the datasets at a later
>> state.
> i'm proud to announce parltrack: http://parltrack.euwiki.org/ - 
> currently we
> focus on the EP legislative pipeline: scraping dossiers from oeil, 
> meps,
> committee meeting agendas and voting results. all data is available 
> as a json
> dump from mongodb (http://parltrack.euwiki.org/dumps), individual 
> pages are
> all available as json, and there are rss feeds for new and changed 
> dossiers.
> the most important feature is the monitoring feature, that sends
> notifications
> about any changes in details for dossiers. primary goal is to provide 
> a tool
> for policy advocates to intervene more efficiently in the legislative
> process.
> it has been heavily influenced by tratten: http://euwiki.org/Tratten 
> - thanks
> ehj!
> i intend to combine this with pippi longstrings
> (http://pippi.euwiki.org/all),
> so that we have text analysis supporting activist with new incoming
> docs. also
> we joined forces with pudo, who has a similar solution for the german
> bundestag, and we're working with laquadrature du net on 
> politicalmemory2,
> which will cooperate with parltrack on many aspects.
> the code is free under the AGPLv3: https://github.com/pudo/parltrack/
> the scrapers are available as standalone versions as well:
> https://github.com/pudo/parltrack/tree/standalone/parltrack/scrapers
> enjoy, join, comments welcome!
> cheers,s
> ps: congrats Niels Erik for a well deserved 2nd place!

> ps: i enjoy running custom queries on it, like what dossiers where
> spearheaded
> by hungarian meps - turns out they're quite heavily focused on budget 
> issues.

 Best, Niels Erik
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