Computable Models of the Law

Languages, Dialogues, Games, Ontologies

  • Pompeu Casanovas
  • Giovanni Sartor
  • Núria Casellas
  • Rossella Rubino
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-85569-9

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4884)

Table of contents (21 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Computable Models of the Law

    1. Computable Models of the Law and ICT: State of the Art and Trends in European Research
      Giovanni Sartor, Pompeu Casanovas, Núria Casellas, Rossella Rubino
      Pages 1-20
  3. I Knowledge Representation, Ontologies and XML Legislative Drafting

    1. MetaLex XML and the Legal Knowledge Interchange Format
      Alexander Boer, Radboud Winkels, Fabio Vitali
      Pages 21-41
    2. MetaVex: Regulation Drafting Meets the Semantic Web
      Saskia van de Ven, Rinke Hoekstra, Radboud Winkels, Emile de Maat, Ádám Kollár
      Pages 42-55
    3. Building Semantic Resources for Legislative Drafting: The DALOS Project
      Enrico Francesconi, Daniela Tiscornia
      Pages 56-70
  4. II Knowledge Representation, Legal Ontologies and Information Retrieval

    1. Moving in the Time: An Ontology for Identifying Legal Resources
      João Alberto de Oliveira Lima, Monica Palmirani, Fabio Vitali
      Pages 71-85
    2. An Ontology for Spatial Regulations
      Tom van Engers, Erik Hupkes, Radboud Winkels, Alexander Boer
      Pages 86-104
    3. Supporting the Construction of Spanish Legal Ontologies with Text2Onto
      Johanna Völker, Sergi Fernandez Langa, York Sure
      Pages 105-112
    4. Dynamic Aspects of OPJK Legal Ontology
      Zhisheng Huang, Stefan Schlobach, Frank van Harmelen, Núria Casellas, Pompeu Casanovas
      Pages 113-129
    5. Improvements in Recall and Precision in Wolters Kluwer Spain Legal Search Engine
      Angel Sancho Ferrer, Jose Manuel Mateo Rivero, Alejandro Mesas García
      Pages 130-145
  5. III Argumentation and Legal Reasoning

    1. Three Senses of “Argument”
      Adam Z. Wyner, Trevor J. M. Bench-Capon, Katie Atkinson
      Pages 146-161
    2. Deterrence and Defeasibility in Argumentation Process for ALIS Project
      Michel Rudnianski, Hélène Bestougeff
      Pages 219-238
    3. Temporal Deontic Defeasible Logic: An Analytical Approach
      Régis Riveret, Antonino Rotolo
      Pages 239-253
  6. IV Normative and Multi-agent Systems

    1. Source Norms and Self-regulated Institutions
      Rossella Rubino, Giovanni Sartor
      Pages 263-274
    2. Distributed Norm Enforcement: Ostracism in Open Multi-Agent Systems
      Adrian Perreau de Pinninck, Carles Sierra, Marco Schorlemmer
      Pages 275-290
  7. V Online Dispute Resolution

    1. Retrieval of Case Law to Provide Layman with Information about Liability: Preliminary Results of the BEST-Project
      Elisabeth M. Uijttenbroek, Arno R. Lodder, Michel C. A. Klein, Gwen R. Wildeboer, Wouter Van Steenbergen, Rory L. L. Sie et al.
      Pages 291-311

About these proceedings

Introduction

Information technology has now pervaded the legal sector, and the very modern concepts of e-law and e-justice show that automation processes are ubiquitous. European policies on transparency and information society, in particular, require the use of technology and its steady improvement.

Some of the revised papers presented in this book originate from a workshop held at the European University Institute of Florence, Italy, in December 2006. The workshop was devoted to the discussion of the different ways of understanding and explaining contemporary law, for the purpose of building computable models of it -- especially models enabling the development of computer applications for the legal domain. During the course of the following year, several new contributions, provided by a number of ongoing (or recently finished) European projects on computation and law, were received, discussed and reviewed to complete the survey.

This book presents 20 thoroughly refereed revised papers on the hot topics under research in different EU projects: legislative XML, legal ontologies, semantic web, search and meta-search engines, web services, system architecture, dialectic systems, dialogue games, multi-agent systems (MAS), legal argumentation, legal reasoning, e-justice, and online dispute resolution. The papers are organized in topical sections on knowledge representation, ontologies and XML legislative drafting; knowledge representation, legal ontologies and information retrieval; argumentation and legal reasoning; normative and multi-agent systems; and online dispute resolution.

Keywords

DOM Knowledge Interchange Format acceptability attack automation case law concept-based search defeasibility hybrid methodologies information retrieval jurisdiction knowledge representation multi-agent system ontology semantic web

Editors and affiliations

  • Pompeu Casanovas
    • 1
  • Giovanni Sartor
    • 2
  • Núria Casellas
    • 1
  • Rossella Rubino
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Law and TechnologyUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona, BellaterraBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Badia FiesolanaEuropean University InstituteSan Domenico di FiesoleItaly
  3. 3.CIRSFIDUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-85568-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-85569-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349