OASIS Legal Citation Markup (LegalCiteM) TC

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Developing an open standard for machine-readable tagging of legal citations

LegalCiteM is an affiliated LegalXML Member Section Technical Committee


The Technical Committee was closed by the OASIS TC Administrator on 09 February 2021 and is no longer active. Archives of its work remain publicly accessible and are linked from this page. OASIS appreciates the efforts of all those who participated in this TC.

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The first meeting of the OASIS Legal Citation Markup (LegalCiteM) Technical Committee was held via teleconference on February 12, 2014. The TC plans to convene via conference call on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Participation in the OASIS LegalCiteM TC is open to all interested parties. Contact join@oasis-open.org for more information.


The LegalCiteM TC develops an open standard for machine-readable tagging of legal citations based upon a formalized conceptual model, vocabulary, metadata definitions, and prescribed syntax. The goal of the standard is to support rich tagging of citations while leaving the visible text of the citation undisturbed. The markup is intended to work for a broad variety of legal content types — including court cases, legislation, regulations, parliamentary documents, and legal treatises. It supports citations as used in different countries and jurisdictions, and allows other metadata to be associated with citations for purposes beyond just linking. The TC also defines use cases, overviews, sample data sets, and such other non-normative content to help guide implementers and users in adopting the standard.

The TC is affiliated with the OASIS LegalXML Member Section. For more information on the LegalCiteM TC, see the TC Charter.


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