An e-government information architecture for regulation analysis and compliance assistance

Gloria T. Lau, Shawn Kerrigan, Kincho H. Law, Gio Wiederhold
2004 Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Electronic commerce - ICEC '04  
The complexity and diversity of government regulations make understanding the regulations a non-trivial task. One of the issues is the existence of multiple sources of regulations and interpretive guides. In this work, we propose an information infrastructure for regulation analysis, which includes a document repository and tools for compliance assistance and similarity analysis. A regulatory repository is developed based on an XML format, and important features, such as concepts and
more » ... s, are extracted using handcrafted rules and a text mining tool. Our framework provides compliance assistance using a reasoning tool based on First Order Predicate Calculus logic, where users are alerted of detected conflicts or otherwise compliance with the regulation. A relatedness analysis is performed by comparing the extracted features as well as structural and referential information from regulations. Examples of an electronic-rulemaking scenario and a compliance checking procedure are shown to demonstrate current capabilities of the prototype system.
doi:10.1145/1052220.1052279 dblp:conf/ACMicec/LauKLW04 fatcat:dyv3l35hsng6hgg274ihfkazwm