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Bills Data – What would you like to see ?

The team is investigating options for Parliamentary Bills data onto Data.Parliament. Something that could help us in our approach is knowing what sort of queries people want to do, or what sort of services might be created. Also understanding whether people are interested from a legal or political viewpoint. Also focussing what basic data would […]

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Issue with our Commons Divisions Data

Earlier today we were working on a new demonstrator application, allowing visualisation of Commons votes from Data.Parliament. The source code is on GitHub here: https://github.com/UKParliData/MPExplorer but we haven’t released the application to live yet. We discovered a small inconsistency between two fields in the source databases, and our application was using the wrong field. As […]

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Our first demo app is now available on GitHub

One of the things that we’re doing with data.parliament.uk is creating some small demonstrator applications to show you how you can make use of our data feeds. These applications are open source, MIT licensed, and available on GitHub. The first such application that we have developed is one that monitors Research Briefings and announces them […]

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Announcing Commons Divisions

We have just launched commons divisions. The division data which can be searched and consumed through our API is now available on http://lda.data.parliament.uk/.  The dataset atom feed is available here

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Lords Divisions live on data.parliament!

We have just released the Lords Divisions Data onto data.parliament. Every division can now be downloaded in an XML format from the core engine by using the atom feeds , or alternatively use our APIs listed here to search for them. For more information on what a division is check this out: http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/business/divisions/ Currently division […]

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DDP Data refresh

As at 15:00 the DDP team investigating an issue, started to refresh data. We are re-building our triple store which means that we expect our data to be back on line by this evening. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

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Introducing Briefing Papers

The data provides access to research briefings produced by the Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). There are two ways of retrieving data from the platform Method 1) Retrieving data directly by consuming atom feeds and resources. To get a feed of […]

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Looking to the future

Our alpha is live and we’ve made several changes over the past week. These include some minor bug fixes and greater consistency in the look and feel. We are now focused on providing more data, which is after all is the goal. On the near horizon are Commons Divisions, Lords Divisions and Votes and Proceedings  data. […]

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Accessing resources from data.parliament

In data.parliament data is contained in resources and a resource can belong in one or more datasets. An example of this would be that a briefing paper is a resource, and it belongs to the briefing papers dataset. Each resource that is produced by the UK Parliament is given a unique public URI and this […]

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How data.parliament provides its API capabilities

data.parliament uses an open source product called ELDA to provide a configurable way to access RDF data using simple RESTful URLs that are translated into queries to a SPARQL endpoint. The majority of Data in data.parliament is exposed as RDF. RDF or the Resource Description Framework is a general framework for how to describe any […]

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