Recently Added Countries

We’ve added a few new countries:

  1. Uruguay
  2. Moldova
  3. Turkmenistan
  4. Norway
  5. Greenland
  6. Madagascar
  7. Malaysia
  8. Greece
  9. Guyana

Photo by John Seb Barber.

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New Global Law Search Engine Built With Microsoft Azure and Bing Translator Will Exhibit at AALL 2016 Convention, July 16-19, Chicago, IL

June 20, 2016 – Global-Regulation Inc. announced today that the first public demonstration of its new global law search engine will be at the American Association of Law Librarians annual convention to be held at the Chicago Hyatt Regency, July 16-19, 2016.

Global-Regulation Inc., through its website at www.global-regulation.com, provides the largest comparative search engine of laws, regulations and technical standards from around the world with more than 1.3 million laws from 50 countries.

The AALL convention is the largest convention for legal information professionals, attracting thousands of law librarians from across the world.

The Global-Regulation.com platform leverages Microsoft Azure and Bing Translator APIs to scan millions of laws and translate them into English.

Global-Regulation’s law search engine is already being used by Harvard, Oxford, NYU, KPMG and dozens of other leading institutions and government agencies.

“No one has done this before. We are bringing the world together by making the global legal system easily accessible,” says Global-Regulation’s CEO Nachshon (Sean) Goltz. “We are both excited and proud towards our first public exhibition and would like to thank Microsoft Corp. for their support.”

Nicole Herskowitz, senior director of product marketing, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp. said, “Global-Regulation.com has harnessed the combined capabilities of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and Bing Translator to bridge gaps between languages and cultures in order to make the world’s laws accessible to people across the globe.”

 

For more information contact:

Nachshon (Sean) Goltz, Global-Regulation Inc., (647) 963-3470, ngoltz@global-regulation.com

Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information on Global-Regulation Inc. please visit http://www.global-regulation.com.

 

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Visual Explorer of Top 25 Word Pairs By Country

We’ve prepared an interactive visualization that shows the relationships between word pairs in laws and countries from 45 countries.

Check it out here: https://www.global-regulation.com/visualization.php

Raw data files here (.gephi and .gexp file): https://www.global-regulation.com/assets/visualization/top_25_word_pairs_gephi_and_gexp_file.zip.

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New Design for Global-Regulation.com

We’ve redesigned Global-Regulation.com to make it easier for users to find information and hopefully provide a more intuitive interface. The new design is done using Yahoo’s Pure.css and is inspired by Google’s Material Design (specifically Materialize).

As part of the redesign we’ve reduced the “weight” of pages to provide an even faster browsing experience.

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Analytics For The World’s Laws: Near Instant Statistical Analysis and Graphs

We’re very pleased to announce the launch of our newest feature: a global legislation analytics tool. The best way to understand the tool is to try it out for yourself: https://www.global-regulation.com/analytics.php?q=cement+import.

The analytics tool runs a given search across our entire database and then for each individual country in the database to produce an analytics report that summarizes all of the statistical information we have available on the laws (primarily derived from word counts for individual laws and number of laws).

The available graphs (as of April, 2016) are:

  1. Number of laws by country
  2. Percentage of laws that match the search, by country
  3. Approximation of legal complexity, by country and by continent/region
  4. Heatmap of legal complexity, by country
  5. A timeline of laws passed (excluding the US), by country

The analytics service returns the top 10 individual matches by jurisdiction so the user can get a better feel for the data that went into the graphs. The analytics are powered by the same search engine as the basic search tool and we encourage users to explore the data first in the search tool and then move over to the analytics to get a global picture.

The analytics are run on our entire database, currently over 1.3 million laws from 47 countries (and many provinces/states within the US & Canada).

You can run your own analytics search here: https://www.global-regulation.com/analytics.php. Subscribers can run an unlimited number of searches, guest users are limited to 10 searches for free.

Example analytics graph, for "university endowment"

Example analytics graph: “university endowment”

Example: laws that mention "climate change" since 1990 (non-US)

Example: laws that mention “climate change” since 1990 (non-US)

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Heading towards 1.3 million laws indexed

Global-Regulation.com has 1.27 million laws indexed and available in the search engine now. In September of last year we had less than 0.25 million. We continue to make progress on making available and unifying all of the world’s online laws.

Recent additions to our database include Sweden (translated from Swedish), San Marino (translated from Italian), Poland (translated from Polish) and Switzerland (translated from French).

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New Blog

We’re starting this blog to help explain to our users and potential users what Global-Regulation.com is and how our software helps organize the world’s laws.

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