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Re: Markup for legislation

From: Clemens Wass <clemens.wass@openlaws.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:58:36 +0100
Message-Id: <9FDB88BE-B5E7-4BF3-A718-E1F0ECEF8FB6@openlaws.com>
Cc: Christian Sageder <christian.sageder@openlaws.com>, public-schemaorg@w3.org
To: thadguidry@gmail.com, diegoperlman@gmail.com
Dear Thad, dear Diego,
I have seen your discussion from October 2015. At openlaws we are currently working to make legislation and case law more accessible. We are supported by the EU Commission and the Open Data Institute (Tim Berners-Lee). We also see the need for standardization in the legal domain. The question is, how can we proceed to arrive at a useful schema? We have a good network of universities and research institutions and also governmental bodies, including the EU. What can we do to support the process?
Best, Clemens


In Schema.org currently - Anything can use the Thing type, including
abstract ideas and even philosophical debates.

For the Law domain, and getting some useful properties for a law (a written
work), then I think CreativeWork makes more sense and has many useful
properties under it that you can use immediately.

We now use the Github issues for tracking community efforts around domains,
like Law.  But as of now, there has not been a formal community that has
gathered around the Law Domain. (yet)

You can look at the previous messages in our mailing list archives that
discuss "law" here:
https://www.w3.org/Search/Mail/Public/search?type-index=public-vocabs&index-type=t&keywords=law&search=Search <https://www.w3.org/Search/Mail/Public/search?type-index=public-vocabs&index-type=t&keywords=law&search=Search>

If you are looking to get the most searchability across Search providers
for the Law domain right now, then you will also need to make sure to
include and fill in these properties (otherwise, they won't quite
understand what "kind" of CreativeWork your really describing :


+ThadGuidry <https://www.google.com/+ThadGuidry <https://www.google.com/+ThadGuidry>>

On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 10:07 AM, Diego Perlman <diegoperlman@gmail.com <mailto:diegoperlman@gmail.com?Subject=Re%3A%20Markup%20for%20legislation&In-Reply-To=%3CCAChbWaOp3KUjrekTvEuh_T5PPwanGnFyfdpBxxW_TKOBVCWbAg%40mail.gmail.com%3E&References=%3CCAChbWaOp3KUjrekTvEuh_T5PPwanGnFyfdpBxxW_TKOBVCWbAg%40mail.gmail.com%3E>>

> Hello, can anyone tell me which type of schema I have to use to
> describe legislation (a law or the constitution).
> I've tried two types:
> 1. Thing
> 2. CreativeWork
> But I think that I am usign the wrong types.
> I hope someone could help me.
> Regards
> Diego
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