Semantic Finlex Project

finlexCreated on Aug 18th, 2020

The research and development work for Semantic Finlex was launched in 2012 as part of the national Linked Data Finland project managed by Aalto University's Semantic Computing Research Group (SeCo).

The project first led to a prototype which included a selection of datasets from a specific point in time. With support from the Finnish Open Data Programme led by the Ministry of Finance, this prototype was further developed into the http://data.finlex.fi data service, through which a data publication is automatically updated in tandem with Finlex. Meanwhile, the data model underlying the data publication was further developed, and the following new standards under development at EU level were implemented:

Further information on the project and related scientific publications is available on the home page of the Semantic Finlex project. Homepage: https://data.finlex.fi

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The key contents of Finish legal norms, such as acts, decrees that further define acts, and case-law (legal cases) related to their implementation have been made available for viewing on the Internet. This service is proviced by Finlex, a program by the Ministry of Justice of Finland. Although information on law and justice has been available, in this way, to human readers in the form of web pages, this dataset now also makes this information accessible for IT applications, other online services and legislative applications.

Semantic Finlex includes the following components:

  • A linked open data service on Finnish legislation and jurisdiction.
  • Pilot applications presenting practical uses of the data service.

At its current initial stage, Semantic Finlex includes:

  • a wide range of original texts of acts and decrees (approx. 45,000),
  • consolidated legislation based on the aforementioned statutes (approx. 2,800),
  • decisions of the Supreme Court (approx. 5,400), and
  • decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court (approx. 7,000).

The contents are automatically updated from the Finlex service.

Version: 1.0.0

The key contents of Finish legal norms, such as acts, decrees that further define acts, and case-law (legal cases) related to their implementation have been made available for viewing on the Internet. This service is proviced by Finlex, a program by the Ministry of Justice of Finland. Although information on law and justice has been available, in this way, to human readers in the form of web pages, this dataset now also makes this information accessible for IT applications, other online services and legislative applications.

Semantic Finlex includes the following components:

  • A linked open data service on Finnish legislation and jurisdiction.
  • Pilot applications presenting practical uses of the data service.

At its current initial stage, Semantic Finlex includes:

  • a wide range of original texts of acts and decrees (approx. 45,000),
  • consolidated legislation based on the aforementioned statutes (approx. 2,800),
  • decisions of the Supreme Court (approx. 5,400), and
  • decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court (approx. 7,000).

The contents are automatically updated from the Finlex service.

Version: 1.0.0

The key contents of Finish legal norms, such as acts, decrees that further define acts, and case-law (legal cases) related to their implementation have been made available for viewing on the Internet. This service is proviced by Finlex, a program by the Ministry of Justice of Finland. Although information on law and justice has been available, in this way, to human readers in the form of web pages, this dataset now also makes this information accessible for IT applications, other online services and legislative applications.

Semantic Finlex includes the following components:

  • A linked open data service on Finnish legislation and jurisdiction.
  • Pilot applications presenting practical uses of the data service.

At its current initial stage, Semantic Finlex includes:

  • a wide range of original texts of acts and decrees (approx. 45,000),
  • consolidated legislation based on the aforementioned statutes (approx. 2,800),
  • decisions of the Supreme Court (approx. 5,400), and
  • decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court (approx. 7,000).

The contents are automatically updated from the Finlex service.

Version: 1.0.0

The key contents of Finish legal norms, such as acts, decrees that further define acts, and case-law (legal cases) related to their implementation have been made available for viewing on the Internet. This service is proviced by Finlex, a program by the Ministry of Justice of Finland. Although information on law and justice has been available, in this way, to human readers in the form of web pages, this dataset now also makes this information accessible for IT applications, other online services and legislative applications.

Semantic Finlex includes the following components:

  • A linked open data service on Finnish legislation and jurisdiction.
  • Pilot applications presenting practical uses of the data service.

At its current initial stage, Semantic Finlex includes:

  • a wide range of original texts of acts and decrees (approx. 45,000),
  • consolidated legislation based on the aforementioned statutes (approx. 2,800),
  • decisions of the Supreme Court (approx. 5,400), and
  • decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court (approx. 7,000).

The contents are automatically updated from the Finlex service.

Version: 1.0.0