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Linked Democracy

Foundations, Tools, and Applications

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  • Links information flow, social intelligence, rights management, and modelling with epistemic democracy
  • Presents examples of regulatory and institutional design

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Law (BRIEFSLAW)

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This open access book shows the factors linking information flow, social intelligence, rights management and modelling with epistemic democracy, offering licensed linked data along with information about the rights involved. This model of democracy for the web of data brings new challenges for the social organisation of knowledge, collective innovation, and the coordination of actions. Licensed linked data, licensed linguistic linked data, right expression languages, semantic web regulatory models, electronic institutions, artificial socio-cognitive systems are examples of regulatory and institutional design (regulations by design). 

The web has been massively populated with both data and services, and semantically structured data, the linked data cloud, facilitates and fosters human-machine interaction. Linked data aims to create ecosystems to make it possible to browse, discover, exploit and reuse data sets for applications. Rights Expression Languages semi-automatically regulate the use and reuse of content. 

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

    Marta Poblet

  • La Trobe Law School, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Melbourne, Australia

    Pompeu Casanovas

  • Ontology Engineering Group, Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain

    Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel

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