About ELI ontology for draft legislation (ELI-DL)

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The ELI (European Legislation Identifier) ontology for draft legislation (abbreviated ELI-DL) is an extension of the core ELI ontology that gives a formal data model to disseminate structured data about legislative projects. In particular it enables the structured annotation of existing web pages (using RDFa or JSON-LD) in order to turn their information into machine-readable data.

The aim is to support the following use-cases :

  • easier and earlier data exchange between legal information systems; typically enable Member States to know that an EU Procedures foresees an impact on existing legislation, and prepare its transposition earlier;
  • legal monitoring of legislative projects to be alerted early on the legislation being drafted;
  • cross-link the description of the legislative project across multiple websites (typically OJ, parliament and comitees websites);
  • increased transparency to the public;

ELI-DL enables the description of the 3 following main entities :

  • LegislativeProjects (eli-dl:LegislativeProject), from the initial proposal to the final publication in an OJ;
  • LegalActivities (eli-dl:LegalActivity) occuring during the legislative projects, such as reading before a chamber, opinions received, signature, votes, etc.
  • LegislativeProjectWorks (eli-dl:LegislativeProjectWork), the documents being created during the projects, including the successive versions of the legislation itself, and its proposed amendments; in particular, ELI-DL enables the description of foreseen impact of draft legislation on existing legislation;

ELI-DL is an extension of the FRBRoo and CIDOC-CRM ontologies.

Owner/Contact Information

Owner
Name
ELI Taskforce
Contact information

Categorisation

Solution type
Data Model
Legal Interoperability Specification
Legislation Catalogue
Semantic Interoperability Specification
Status
Under development
Languages
English

Moderation

Any registered user can create new content
Non moderated