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Towards Automated Generation of Regulation Rule Bases using MDA

Deepali Kholkar, Sagar Sunkle, Vinay Kulkarni
2017 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development  
Use of rule engines for implementing compliance is widespread, however, the rule base needs to be encoded manually.  ...  We present a method using model-driven architecture (MDA) to automate generation of rules in a rule language, from a platform-independent model derived from a specification given by domain experts.  ...  We described an approach for generation of rule bases using SBVR Structured English as a CIM of rules and the corresponding SBVR model as PIM.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0006216406170628 dblp:conf/modelsward/KholkarSK17 fatcat:sf7uascrm5chxcvznjrea6zeey

Balancing Model Usability and Verifiability with SBVR and Answer Set Programming

Deepali Kholkar, Dushyanthi Mulpuru, Vinay Kulkarni
2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems  
of domain models as an attempt to address these challenges, illustrated in the problem context of regulatory compliance for business enterprises with an example from a real-life regulation.  ...  We present an approach and early results using the Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR) standard as modeling notation and answer set programming (ASP) logic paradigm for verification  ...  a CNL interface called SBVR Structured English (SBVR SE) usable by SMEs to populate the model that is grounded in first-order logic (FOL).  ... 
dblp:conf/models/KholkarMK18 fatcat:swm6cch4xvgm7lti2acr6tz5my

Toward Better Mapping between Regulations and Operations of Enterprises Using Vocabularies and Semantic Similarity

Sagar Sunkle, Deepali Kholkar, Vinay Kulkarni
2015 Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly  
Industry governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions stand to gain from various analyses offered by formal compliance checking approaches.  ...  We propose to use Semantics of Business Vocabularies and Rules along with similarity measures to create an explicit mapping between concepts of regulations and models of operational specifics of the enterprise  ...  We use the following font styles of the SBVR Structured English to express our model: term font for noun concepts and roles; Name font for special concepts or names; verb font for fact types; and keyword  ... 
doi:10.7250/csimq.2015-5.04 fatcat:yrrl2sglefglnnmhmfrnidcse4

SBVR Use Cases [chapter]

Mark H. Linehan
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper summarizes SBVR, reviews some possible use cases for SBVR, and discusses ways that vocabularies and rules given in SBVR could relate to established ontology standards, to rules technologies,  ...  Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Rules (SBVR) is a new standard from the OMG that combines aspects of ontologies and of rule systems.  ...  In the SBVR specification, rules are given using "Structured English", a restricted form of the natural language.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-88808-6_20 fatcat:itpohoh6ujcdlfnti6ts2bifni

Semantic Web Approach to Ease Regulation Compliance Checking in Construction Industry

Khalil Riad Bouzidi, Bruno Fies, Catherine Faron-Zucker, Alain Zarli, Nhan Le Thanh
2012 Future Internet  
We rely on SBVR (Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules) [2] and SPARQL (SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language) [3] to reformulate the regulatory requirements written in natural language,  ...  Control or conformance checking are becoming more complex every day, not only for industrials, but also for organizations charged with assessing the conformity of new products or processes.  ...  In this paper, our SBVR examples are presented following the SBVR-based Structured English [14] , using several font styles: • Term: the "term" font is used to represent object types, concepts, (e.g.,  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi4030830 fatcat:tunp5uvg25by7es5icwkxlsvr4

Situations and policies

Brian Ulicny, Gerald M. Powell, Won Ng, Jakub Moskal, Mieczyslaw M. Kokar
2012 2012 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support  
Specifically, we describe how these policies can be used to automatically enforce compliance with policies and to reconcile multiple policies specified by independent parties.  ...  In this paper, we first describe a system we have implemented that takes expressions of policies, expressed in a fragment of English called SBVR SE (Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Rules Structured  ...  POLICY LANGUAGES In our project, we used SBVR Structured English (SE) for authoring policies in an English-like formalism.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cogsima.2012.6188412 dblp:conf/cogsima/UlicnyPNMK12 fatcat:ispkqwj4jfd7tbdncqtlwfds54

Semi-automated creation of regulation rule bases using generic template-driven rule extraction

Deepali Kholkar, Sagar Sunkle, Vinay Kulkarni
2017 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law  
The suggestions help domain experts author rules in Structured English using the generic model as template.  ...  Formal approaches to checking compliance manually encode individual obligations from the regulation text as rules.  ...  We also plan to conduct an empirical study comparing this approach of rule base construction to the manual one, as well as to the conventional industry approach to compliance.  ... 
dblp:conf/icail/KholkarSK17 fatcat:tdntfmrvzrbsrocshen2jsjip4

Semantic Policy Enforcement and Reconciliation for Information Exchange in XMPP

Brian Ulicny, Won Ng, Oleg Simakoff, Jakub Moskal, Mieczyslaw M. Kokar
2011 Semantic Technologies for Intelligence, Defense, and Security  
We report on a technology we have developed, called PolVISor, in which we express information exchange policies in a natural language formalism (SBVR SE), automatically translate these policies into an  ...  Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is a popular open-standard protocol for instant messaging (IM) widely used in military and commercial applications.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was performed under US Army contract W91260-09-C-0037 "Security Policy Reconciliation".  ... 
dblp:conf/stids/UlicnyNSMK11 fatcat:a7qmz3zmhvd6tkr3e6byl3qixy

Extending BPMN Business Process Model with SBVR Business Vocabulary and Rules

Tomas Skersys, Lina Tutkute, Rimantas Butleris, Rita Butkiene
2012 Information Technology and Control  
Later, basic principles of the approach for BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) Business process model integration with SBVR (Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules) business vocabulary  ...  Such a situation may lead to misunderstandings while reading and interpreting business models and also miscommunication issues within and among the organizations.  ...  Business Vocabularies and Rules) written in SBVR Structured English into SBVR 1.0 XMI format and subsequently -into the UML class models with OCL constraints (in EMF UML 2.1.2 XMI).  ... 
doi:10.5755/j01.itc.41.4.2013 fatcat:gjavc2hjx5btvbtt72m3edtkby

Legal Compliance by Design (LCbD) and through Design (LCtD): Preliminary Survey

Pompeu Casanovas, Jorge González-Conejero, Louis de Koker
2017 International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems  
The recent deployment of ethical views, and the implementation of general principles of privacy and data protection lead to the conclusion that, in order to appropriately define legal compliance, Compliance  ...  through Design (CtD) should be differentiated from CbD.  ...  Law and Policy Program of the Australian Government-funded Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (http://www.d2dcrc.com.au/); Meta-Rule of Law DER2016-78108-P, Research of Excellence, Spain.  ... 
dblp:conf/jurix/CasanovasGK17 fatcat:5jccq3z3enghtgmyrwu2sbrfay

The Comprehensive Mapping of Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR) to OWL 2 Ontologies

J. Karpovič, G. Krikščiūnienė, L. Ablonskis, L. Nemuraitė
2014 Information Technology and Control  
The goal of the paper is to analyse the subset of Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR) for a comprehensive representation of ontological knowledge defined using the Web Ontology Language  ...  SBVR provides the richer model for knowledge representation than OWL 2.  ...  Section 4 presents specifications of OWL 2 concepts in SBVR Structured Language and several minor extensions to achieve the compliance between the two knowledge models.  ... 
doi:10.5755/j01.itc.43.3.6651 fatcat:y4h3ql6sivct7gynnxzawv5sui

OntoBacen: A Modular Ontology for Risk Management in the Brazilian Financial System

Filipe Polizel, Sara J. Casare, Jaime Simão Sichman
2015 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence  
We show some partial results generated by a knowledge-based system that uses an ontology constructed to address some domain questions.  ...  Note that there isn't a SBVR structured vocabulary for Portuguese; in this sense, relationships and rules are translated to English so they can be based on SBVR-SE (SBVR Structured English), but terms  ...  about the adopted approach, an iterative process based on subject-matter expertise and on the use of structured natural language, more precisely based on SBVR (OMG 2008) , that stands for Semantics of  ... 
dblp:conf/ijcai/PolizelCS15 fatcat:32ddcnxevngj3nzkvsk4lvrjwi

EM-BrA2CE v0.1: A Vocabulary and Execution Model for Declarative Business Process Modeling

Stijn Goedertier, Raf Haesen, Jan Vanthienen
2007 Social Science Research Network  
In management theory of the last decades, much importance has been attached to a process-oriented perspective on organizational (re)structuring.  ...  Yet to date, organizations still experience difficulties in applying this process-oriented perspective to the design and maintenance information systems.  ...  One of the techniques used by SBVR structured English are font styles to designate statements with formal meaning.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1086027 fatcat:oaizixo25bepzmabl7zutcbrjy

Rule-based business process modelling and enactment

Stijn Goedertier, Raf Haesen, Jan Vanthienen
2008 International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management  
In this article, we develop a first-version metamodel that is to be used as a foundation in integrating and developing existing and new forms of rule-based business process modelling.  ...  In addition, we show how rule-based process models can be brought to execution in the context of service-oriented architecture.  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful to the anonymous reviewers for their many constructive remarks.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijbpim.2008.023219 fatcat:jz73s4rnvfexpitkevo57y2r34

Monitoring strategic goals in data warehouses with awareness requirements

Vítor E. Silva Souza, Jose-Norberto Mazón, Irene Garrigós, Juan Trujillo, John Mylopoulos
2012 Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - SAC '12  
A data warehouse (DW) system stores data from multiple data sources in integrated form and provides capabilities for monitoring business operations to ensure compliance to strategic goals.  ...  In this context, AwReqs provide analysts with the means for eliciting and modeling requirements over performance measures (indicators) to appraise the success or failure of strategic goals.  ...  It is worth noting that within SBVR there is a userfriendly notation based on Structured English that allows us to express AwReqs in natural language.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2245276.2231944 dblp:conf/sac/SouzaMGTM12 fatcat:vqideddxrrhdxmjfdpmbtemrpy
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