[Open-Legislation] API for parliaments / election results

Friedrich Lindenberg friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org
Wed Nov 6 08:53:21 UTC 2013

Hey Bart,

I'm also really excited about Popolo [1] as a data standard for describing
people, roles and organizations. Also, I think looking at the SayIt API [2]
and using their speech format as a data standard for plenary transcripts
seems like a good idea. I suspect this will show up in Popolo some time,
too. The same, of course, is true of the other Poplus (yeah, the names)
components: http://poplus.org/catalogue.html


 - Friedrich

[1] http://popoloproject.com/
[2] http://poplus.org/posts/sayit/

On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 9:12 AM, Hanssens Bart <Bart.Hanssens at fedict.be>wrote:

> Hi,
> Just wondering, with all the initiatives (*) about opening parliament info
> (Q&A, Members .)
> if there is some kind of "standard" API and/or export format for accessing
> this data ?
> I know OASIS is working on standardizing Akoma Ntoso / LegalDocML,
> so perhaps that could be used as a format for serializing some parts of
> parliamentary info,
> but an general API would still be useful IMHO
> Same for election results (Election Markup ML may be interesting, but is
> there some kind of API ?)
> Best regards,
> Bart Hanssens
> (*) http://www.noselus.be, http://www.zewerkenvoorjou.be,
> http://parltrack.euwiki.org/ etc
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