The Digital Publishing Revolution

Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 15)


In this Chapter I discuss the theories and technologies that take part in today’s publishing revolution, a.k.a. semantic publishing. In particular, I introduce some of the most important research works on my primary fields of interest, namely markup models and languages to enhance published documents (e.g., legislative documents) semantically, and ontologies/metadata schema to describe such documents. Finally, after introducing some significant research areas in the semantic publishing domain, I conclude the chapter by listing events (i.e., projects, workshops, journal issues, competitions) that have characterised the initial development of the discipline of semantic publishing.


Markup Language Link Open Data Simple Knowledge Organization System Legal Ontology Markup Semantic 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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