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Re: Legislation on the web...

From: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 10:13:25 +0200
Message-ID: <7b9ad66d0809080113y1170c1eavbfb7e9ed3b883687@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Kjetil Kjernsmo" <Kjetil.Kjernsmo@computas.com>, public-egov-ig@w3.org

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 9:48 AM, Kjetil Kjernsmo
<Kjetil.Kjernsmo@computas.com> wrote:
> However, the problem is that laws are simply not very logical. There are many
> cases where you cannot say if (you do this) then (this happens). Laws are
> sometimes deliberately vague, to allow for human consideration, which, I
> suppose is a good thing.

Absolutely. We have been trying to create a technical framework that
in the first step only connects laws with each other (there are a lot
of references between them) in a sound way. We did, however,
anticipate that specific government authorities would like to extend
our general vocabulary with things their specific domain in order to
express more detailed statements. We have found a lot of stuff from
the semweb area works really well here.

Our main problem right now lies with the tools that are used to
produce laws. We are also struggling with regulations that tell us
that laws needs to be published exactly the same way as they looked
when they were signed. Hence, current practice involves a lot of
non-standard PDF documents.

Kind regards,

Peter Krantz
Received on Monday, 8 September 2008 08:14:01 UTC

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