LegalRuleML: From Metamodel to Use Cases [chapter]

Tara Athan, Harold Boley, Guido Governatori, Monica Palmirani, Adrian Paschke, Adam Wyner
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Motivation and Background Several XML-based standards have been proposed for describing rules (RuleML, RIF, SWRL, SBVR, etc.), or specific dialects (RuleML family [1, 2] ). In 2009, the Legal Knowledge Interchange Format (LKIF [4]) was proposed to extend rule languages to account for the specifics of the legal domain and to manage legal resources. To further develop the representation of the law in XML-based standards, the OASIS Legal-RuleML TC held its first technical meeting on 19 January
more » ... [9] . The objective of the TC is to extend the RuleML family with features specific to the formalisation of norms, guidelines, policies, and legal reasoning [3] . The work of the LegalRuleML Technical Committee has been focusing on four specific needs: 1. To close the gap between natural language text description and semantic norm modelling, in order to realise an integrated and self-contained representation of legal resources that can be made available on the Web as XML representations [8]. 2. To integrate technologies such as NLP and Information Extraction (IE) with Semantic Web technologies such as graph representation and web-based ontologies and rules. 3. To provide an expressive XML standard for modelling normative rules that is able to satisfy the requirements of the legal domain. This enables use of a legal reasoning level on top of the ontological layer in the W3C Semantic Web stack. This approach
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