Like the first data challenge, this challenge incorporates the Akoma Ntoso legislative schema, but instead of asking competitors to apply the schema to bill text, we are asking participants to map existing elements from US and UK bill XML to the most recent Akoma Ntoso schema. The challenge focuses on eight specific pieces of US and UK legislation, which use the US Legislative XML DTD or the UK’s Crown Legislation Markup Language schema. Again, our hope is to help advance the development of international exchange standards for legislative data and identify potential gaps in the Akoma Ntoso schema with respect to US and UK legislation.
The three judges working with us on the Markup of US Legislation in Akoma Ntoso challenge, Kirsten Gullickson, Monica Palmirani, and Fabio Vitali, will be judging the second challenge as well. In addition, we are very pleased to announce John Sheridan, Head of Legislation Services at the National Archives (UK), will also be serving as a judge for the Legislative XML Data Mapping challenge.
The challenge is open to participants 18 years of age or older until December 31, 2013. For the official rules and more detailed information about the challenge or to enter a submission, please visit Challenge.gov. The winner of the $10,000 prize will be announced on February 12, 2014.