Modelling Legal Documents for Their Exploitation as Open Data

  • John Garofalakis
  • Konstantinos Plessas
  • Athanasios PlessasEmail author
  • Panoraia Spiliopoulou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 353)


As our society becomes more and more complex, legal documents are produced at an increasingly fast pace, generating datasets that show many of the characteristics that define Big Data. On the other hand, as the trend of Open Data has spread widely in the government sector nowadays, publication of legal documents in the form of Open Data is expected to yield important benefits. In this paper, we propose the modelling of Greek legal texts based on the Akoma Ntoso document model, which is a necessary step for their representation as Open Data and we describe use cases that show how these massive legal open datasets could be further exploited.


Akoma Ntoso Legal text modelling Legal Open Data Legal big data Greek legislation 



The project “Automated Analysis and Processing of Legal Texts for their Transformation into Legal Open Data” is implemented through the Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning” and is co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek national funds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Garofalakis
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Plessas
    • 1
  • Athanasios Plessas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Panoraia Spiliopoulou
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Engineering and InformaticsUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece
  2. 2.School of LawNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

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