Linked Democracy: Foundations, Tools, and Applications

Pompeu Casanovas Romeu, Poblet Marta, Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel

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This open access book shows the factors linking information flow, social intelligence, rights management and modelling with epistemic democracy, offering licensed linked data along with information about the rights involved. This model of democracy for the web of data brings new challenges for the social organisation of knowledge, collective innovation, and the coordination of actions. Licensed linked data, licensed linguistic linked data, right expression languages, semantic web regulatory models, electronic institutions, artificial socio-cognitive systems are examples of regulatory and institutional design (regulations by design). The web has been massively populated with both data and services, and semantically structured data, the linked data cloud, facilitates and fosters human-machine interaction. Linked data aims to create ecosystems to make it possible to browse, discover, exploit and reuse data sets for applications. Rights Expression Languages semi-automatically regulate the use and reuse of content. ; Links information flow, social intelligence, rights management, and modelling with epistemic democracy Presents examples of regulatory and institutional design
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages130
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-13363-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-13362-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Law
PublisherSpringer Cham
ISSN (Print)2192-855X
ISSN (Electronic)2192-8568


  • Artificial socio-cognitive systems
  • Data structures
  • Electronic institutions
  • Epistemic democracy
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Licenses, rights expression languages, and linked data banks
  • Linked open data and the linked data cloud
  • Open access
  • Regulatory and institutional design
  • Semantic web regulatory models
  • Social intelligence
  • Social organisation of knowledge


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