This service hosts (almost) all Dutch national regulations in CEN MetaLex XML and as RDF Linked Data. Current coverage is 45,165 document versions, covering practically all regulations available through http://wetten.overheid.nl
Regulations are converted on a daily basis, through a generic conversion script, that is able to perform a similar conversion for any 'legislative' XML based on a standard mapping from legacy XML elements to CEN MetaLex. See the script's GitHub page for installation and usage instructions.
Contrary to the Wetten.nl portal, the MetaLex server maintains all versions of regulations at a highly granular level. We provide an extensive example below, but the impatient can go directly to a version of the "Regeling beleidsregels vereveningsbijdrage zorgverzekering 2006" (See here for the document on Overheid.nl).
When using this server in your own work, please cite the following publication:
Rinke Hoekstra. The MetaLex Document Server - Legal Documents as Versioned Linked Data (2011), Proceedings of the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2011.
The following links are several example URIs for the "Regeling beleidsregels vereveningsbijdrage zorgverzekering 2006" (See here for the document on Overheid.nl). Clicking on any of them, will redirect to a Pubby browser of the RDF metadata about the regulation.
Alternatively, you can access the document directly, by using a 'manifestation' (or 'document') URI that identifies the document (or part of it) in one of the available formats:
Resources available on this server are disclosed by means of Cool URIs.
That is, depending on the accept header sent by the client that performs an HTTP request to the URI of a resource, the server performs a 2-step redirect (actually 3, in this case) to the manifestation that is interpretable by the client. A manifestation is essentially a version of (part of) a document (an expression) in a certain format.
This server is able to handle the following content types:
URI resolution works as follows: