Many people in the Rules as Code community have noted the need to be able to integrate encodings of different statutes in the same legal system (or even among them) by having encodings built off of a central library of terms used consistently across pieces of legislation. This would require software tools to give people a convenient way to manage these databases of terms, and rules as code editing tools that provided a convenient way to integrate the links to those databases.
Many have noted it, but only Finland’s Tax Authority has actually built those tools and published them as open source software.
As a result of a conversation at talk.RulesAsCode.com, Mikael Afhallstrom, (@mikael.afhallstrom) of the Finnish Tax Authority will be providing an overview and demo of the FTA’s Interoperability Platform and associated projects for encoding Finnish statutes, including a terminology editor, data vocabulary tool, reference data tool, and “LakiEditori” or “LawEditor,” a prototypical system for drafting and editing statutes in both natural language and code integrated with the other elements.
See the link above and this post for more details on the software Mikael will be demonstrating.
Mikael has generously allowed us to share the link and invite others to attend.
This is an amazing opportunity for people in the Rules as Code community to see one of the most innovative approaches to open source Rules as Code infrastructure anywhere in the world.
The virtual meeting will be December 20, 2021, at 7:30am UTC, and is anticipated to run for up to 1 hour. The link to join the meeting is below.
I could not be happier to have this as the first event organized online as a result of the community that we are building together at talk.RulesAsCode.com. Many thanks to Mikael for doing the demonstration and allowing us to share it with the wider community.
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