Law, Governance and Technology Series

Legal Ontology Engineering

Methodologies, Modelling Trends, and the Ontology of Professional Judicial Knowledge

Authors: Casellas, Núria

  • Latest trends in legal knowledge modelling
  • Offers an exhaustive revision of existing ontologies in the legal domain
  • Clarifies the underlying theoretical and methodological basis for the Legal Semantic Web
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Enabling information interoperability, fostering legal knowledge usability and reuse, enhancing legal information search, in short, formalizing the complexity of  legal knowledge to enhance legal knowledge management are challenging tasks, for which different solutions and lines of research have been proposed.

During the last decade, research and applications based on the use of legal ontologies as a technique to represent legal knowledge has raised a very interesting debate about their capacity and limitations to represent conceptual structures in the legal domain. Making conceptual legal knowledge explicit would support the development of a web of legal knowledge, improve communication, create trust and enable and support open data, e-government and e-democracy activities. Moreover, this explicit knowledge is also relevant to the formalization of software agents and the shaping of virtual institutions and multi-agent systems or environments.

This book explores the use of ontologism in legal knowledge representation for semantically-enhanced legal knowledge systems or web-based applications. In it, current methodologies, tools and languages used for ontology development are revised, and the book includes an exhaustive revision of existing ontologies in the legal domain. The development of the Ontology of Professional Judicial Knowledge (OPJK) is presented as a case study.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Legal Ontology Engineering
Book Subtitle
Methodologies, Modelling Trends, and the Ontology of Professional Judicial Knowledge
Authors
Series Title
Law, Governance and Technology Series
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1497-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1497-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1496-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3754-9
Series ISSN
2352-1902
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 298
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