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Legislative XML for the Semantic Web

Principles, Models, Standards for Document Management

  • Giovanni Sartor
  • Monica Palmirani
  • Enrico Francesconi
  • Maria Angela Biasiotti

Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Giovanni Sartor
    Pages 11-20
  3. Giovanni Sartor
    Pages 21-34
  4. Enrico Francesconi
    Pages 49-74
  5. Monica Palmirani, Fabio Vitali
    Pages 75-100
  6. Monica Palmirani
    Pages 101-130
  7. Alexander Boer, Tom van Engers
    Pages 131-149
  8. Maria Angela Biasiotti
    Pages 151-172
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 189-190

About this book


This volume examines the basic layers of the standard-based creation and usage of legislation. In particular, it addresses the identification of legislative documents, their structure, the basic metadata and legislative changes. Since mature technologies and established practices are already in place for these layers, a standard-based approach is a necessary aspect of the up-to-date management of legislative resources.

Starting out with an overview of the context for the use of XML standards in legislation, the book next examines the rationale of standard-based management of legislative documents. It goes on to address such issues as naming, the Akoma-Ntoso document model, the contribution of standard-based document management to handling legislative dynamics, meta-standards and interchange standards. The volume concludes with a discussion of semantic resources and a review on systems and projects.


A MetaLex and Metadata Primer Akoma Ntoso for Legal Documents Digitalisation of Legal Information Document standards ICT and Legislation ICT and the Oredicaments of Legislation Law in the Semantic Web Law on the Internet Legal XML Parliaments Semantic Resources for Managing Legislative Information Semantic web The DALOS Project The Euroterm Project The LOIS Project The Syllabus Project

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Sartor
    • 1
  • Monica Palmirani
    • 2
  • Enrico Francesconi
    • 3
  • Maria Angela Biasiotti
    • 4
  1. 1.European University InstituteFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.BolognaItaly
  3. 3.Information Theory and TechniquesIOTTIG-CNR, Institute of LegalFlorenceItaly
  4. 4.ITTIG-CNRFlorenceItaly

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