The LII’s guest-blog for the legal informatics community, VoxPopuLII, has an interesting piece by Joao Lima. Lima heads the team that has built LexML Brazil, an integrated portal for legislation and law from many Brazilian jurisdictions. An ambitious project aimed at achieving semantic interoperability across numerous federated collections of law, LexML Brazil is a state-of-the-art illustration of what can be done when the legal-information community takes advantage of the latest techniques from the digital-library and information science communities. We recommend it highly. The article also contains a list of related systems-building articles published in VoxPop over the last year, a virtual Who’s Who of legal-information systems builders.
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