Committee Specifications for Akoma Ntoso v1.0 and Akoma Ntoso Naming Convention v1.0 published by LegalDocML TC

OASIS is pleased to announce the publication of Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Committee Specification 01 and Akoma Ntoso Naming Convention Version 1.0 Committee Specification 01 by the members of the OASIS LegalDocumentML (LegalDocML) TC:

Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
06 June 2017

Akoma Ntoso (“linked hearts” in the Akan language of West Africa) provides a framework for the effective exchange of “machine readable” parliamentary, legislative and judiciary documents such as legislation, debate records, minutes, judgements, etc. In doing so, it helps build a strong foundation for "open access” to government information.

Part 1: XML Vocabulary presents the main motivations, design principles, and benefits of the Akoma Ntoso vocabulary and approach. The document is non-normative material that presents the main pillars of Akoma Ntoso to the stakeholders that need to take decisions about how to manage legal sources in a digital manner in a Semantic Web society.

Part 2: Specifications documents the Akoma Ntoso XSD and DTD standard, including the graphic representation using Oxygen library.

Akoma Ntoso Naming Convention Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
06 June 2017

Akoma Ntoso Naming Convention Version 1.0 provides the naming convention for defining IRIs and ids related to the Akoma Ntoso XML standard.

These are OASIS deliverables, completed and approved by the TC and fully ready for testing and implementation.

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Part 1: XML Vocabulary

HTML (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cs01/part1-vocabular...

Editable source:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cs01/part1-vocabular...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cs01/part1-vocabular...

Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Part 2: Specifications

HTML (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cs01/part2-specs/akn...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cs01/part2-specs/akn...

XML schemas and examples:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cs01/part2-specs/sch...
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cs01/part2-specs/exa...

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Akoma Ntoso Naming Convention Version 1.0

HTML (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-nc/v1.0/cs01/akn-nc-v1.0-cs01....

Editable source:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-nc/v1.0/cs01/akn-nc-v1.0-cs01.doc

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-nc/v1.0/cs01/akn-nc-v1.0-cs01.pdf

Distribution ZIP file

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specifications and related files in ZIP distribution files. You can download the ZIP files here:

http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cs01/akn-core-v1.0-c...
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-nc/v1.0/cs01/akn-nc-v1.0-cs01.zip

Members of the LegalDocML TC [1] approved these specifications by Special Majority Vote. The specifications had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the documents are now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone and our thanks to the reviewers who provided feedback on the specification drafts to help improve the quality of the work.

[1] OASIS LegalDocumentML (LegalDocML) TC
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/legaldocml/

[2] Previous public reviews:
- Previous public reviews of Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0

15-day public review, 25 April 2017:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/legaldocml/201704/msg00011.html
- Comment resolution log:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/csprd03/akn-core-v1....

15-day public review, 07 June 2016:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/legaldocml/201606/msg00000.html
- Comment resolution log:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/csprd02/akn-v1.0-csp...

30-day public review, 07 May 2015:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/legaldocml/201505/msg00004.html
- Comment resolution logs:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/csprd01/akn-v1.0-csp...

http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/csprd01/akn-v1.0-csp...

- Previous public reviews of Akoma Ntoso Naming Convention Version 1.0

15-day public review, 25 April 2017:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/legaldocml/201704/msg00011.html
- Comment resolution log:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-nc/v1.0/csprd03/akn-nc-v1.0-cs...

15-day public review, 10 June 2016:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/legaldocml/201606/msg00002.html
- Comment resolution log:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-nc/v1.0/csprd02/akn-v1.0-csprd...

30-day public review, 07 May 2015:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/legaldocml/201505/msg00004.html
- Comment resolution logs:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-nc/v1.0/csprd01/akn-v1.0-csprd...
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-nc/v1.0/csprd01/akn-v1.0-csprd...

[3] Approval ballot:
https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/legaldocml/ballot.php?id=3080

Associated TC: 
LegalDocumentML (LegalDocML)