Law, Governance and Technology Series

Approaches to Legal Ontologies

Theories, Domains, Methodologies

Editors: Sartor, G., Casanovas, P., Biasiotti, M., Fernández-Barrera, M. (Eds.)

  • Goes beyond the presentation of particular results in developing legal ontologies
  • Unique gathering of leading experts in the field
  • Provides a unique theoretical reflection on legal ontology engineering
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Legal ontologies have proved crucial for representing, processing and retrieving legal information, and will acquire an increasing significance in the emerging framework of the Semantic Web. Despite the many research projects in the field, a collective reflection on the theoretical foundations of legal ontology engineering was still missing. This book bridges the gap, by exploring current methodologies and theoretical approaches to legal ontologies. It gathers 16 papers, each of them presenting issues and solutions for ontology engineering related to a particular approach to, or aspect of, the law: comparative law, case-based reasoning, multilingualism, complex- systems, sociolegal analysis, legal theory, social ontology, ontology learning, computational ontology, service ontology, cognitive science, document modelling, large legal databases, scientific, linguistic and legal-technology perspectives. The book will thus interest researchers in legal informatics, artificial intelligence and law, legal theory, legal philosophy, legal sociology, comparative law, as well as developers of applications based on the intelligent management of legal information, in both  e-commerce and e-government (e-administration, e-justice, e-democracy).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Theory and Methodology in Legal Ontology Engineering: Experiences and Future Directions

    Casanovas, Pompeu (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The Legal Theory Perspective: Doctrinal Conceptual Systems vs. Computational Ontologies

    Fernández-Barrera, Meritxell (et al.)

    Pages 15-47

  • Empirically Grounded Developments of Legal Ontologies: A Socio-Legal Perspective

    Casanovas, Pompeu (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

  • A Cognitive Science Perspective on Legal Ontologies

    Breuker, Joost (et al.)

    Pages 69-81

  • Social Ontology and Documentality

    Ferraris, Maurizio

    Pages 83-97

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eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0119-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3475-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Approaches to Legal Ontologies
Book Subtitle
Theories, Domains, Methodologies
Editors
  • Giovanni Sartor
  • Pompeu Casanovas
  • Mariangela Biasiotti
  • Meritxell Fernández-Barrera
Series Title
Law, Governance and Technology Series
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0120-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0120-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0119-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3475-3
Series ISSN
2352-1902
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 282
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