The MetaLex Document Server - Legal Documents as Versioned Linked Data

  title={The MetaLex Document Server - Legal Documents as Versioned Linked Data},
  author={Rinke Hoekstra},
  booktitle={International Semantic Web Conference},
This paper introduces the MetaLex Document Server (MDS), an ongoing project to improve access to legal sources (regulations, court rulings) by means of a generic legal XML syntax (CEN MetaLex) and Linked Data. The MDS defines a generic conversion mechanism from legacy legal XML syntaxes to CEN MetaLex, RDF and Pajek network files, and discloses content by means of HTTP-based content negotiation, a SPARQL endpoint and a basic search interface. MDS combines a transparent (versioned) and opaque… CONTINUE READING
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