Corpus Legis


Corpus Legis is an online library of governmental regulations encoded in computable form. While various projects in the past have experimented with encoding laws in computable form in specific areas and specific jurisdictions, Corpus Legis is the first attempt to assemble a comprehensive collection of computable regulations across multiple application areas and multiple jurisdictions - federal, state, and local.

In order to facilitate the use of its rules, the site offers tools for browsing regulations in the library, evaluating hypothetical scenarios, and evaluating the consequences of changes to the regulations. It also provides downloadable open-source software for incorporating rules in custom applications.

This project has just begun. Stop back soon for more information about how to use the materials and how to contribute.

Sample Rulesets

USA - Veterans Administration: Impairment of Auditory Acuity
 38 CFR 4.85-4.87a
City of San Jose - Business Taxes
 San Jose Code of Ordinances 4.76.350 - 4.76.748

Downloadable Software and Online Services

 Epilog (Javascript library)