XML Documents Within a Legal Domain: Standards and Tools for the Italian Legislative Environment

  • Carlo Biagioli
  • Enrico Francesconi
  • Pierluigi Spinosa
  • Mirco Taddei
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3163)


The Norme in rete (NIR) [Legislation on the Net] national project aims at making easier the retrieval and the navigation between legal documents in a distributed environment and to encourage the development of systems with characteristics of interoperability and effective of use. In order to obtain this, two standards have been defined: a URN standard, to identify these materials through uniform names, and XML-DTDs to describe legislative documents within the NIR domain. In this paper the definition of such standards and the developments of tools aimed at making easier their adoption are illustrated. Particularly this paper presents a specific law drafting environment, NIREditor, able to produce legal documents and to handle legacy legislative documents according to the NIR standards.


Legal Document Legal Text Internet Engineer Task Force Uniform Resource Location Legal Domain 
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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Biagioli
    • 1
  • Enrico Francesconi
    • 1
  • Pierluigi Spinosa
    • 1
  • Mirco Taddei
    • 1
  1. 1.ITTIG – Institute of Legal Information Theory and TechnologiesItalian National Research CouncilFlorenceItaly

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