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Call for Participation in Computational Legal Decision Support Community Group

The Computational Legal Decision Support Community Group has been launched:

Open access of citizens to public information is fundamental for the effective functioning of (democratic) systems. Within the judicial branch this is often guarded both at local as well as at national level.

The Computational Legal Decision Support community group (CLaDS) considers: the data sources for the system, i.e., documents describing proceedings of lawsuits; scalability of a prototype, i.e., how the data is to be meaningfully represented within the system; distinctions in regard to (semantic) judicial vocabularies; applications outside the legal domain.

The group is in incipient phase and contributions are welcome. Our current focus is:
a) the exploration of availability of formal litigations
b) specification of the formal means of representation of lawsuit proceedings / legal knowledge.

A extensive proposal is available at .

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account. Please note, however, that W3C Membership is not required to join a Community Group.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2018-11-14 by Viorel Milea. The following people supported its creation: Viorel Milea, Roman Evstifeev, Abhinav Vishnu, Rakib Hasan, Emeka Okoye. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

The group must now choose a chair. Read more about how to get started in a new group and good practice for running a group.

We invite you to share news of this new group in social media and other channels.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please email us at

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

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