Semantic Business Process Regulatory Compliance Checking Using LegalRuleML
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- Governatori G., Hashmi M., Lam HP., Villata S., Palmirani M. (2016) Semantic Business Process Regulatory Compliance Checking Using LegalRuleML. In: Blomqvist E., Ciancarini P., Poggi F., Vitali F. (eds) Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. EKAW 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10024. Springer, Cham
Legal documents are the source of norms, guidelines, and rules that often feed into different applications. In this perspective, to foster the need of development and deployment of different applications, it is important to have a sufficiently expressive conceptual framework such that various heterogeneous aspects of norms can be modeled and reasoned with. In this paper, we investigate how to exploit Semantic Web technologies and languages, such as LegalRuleML, to model a legal document. We show how the semantic annotations can be used to empower a business process (regulatory) compliance system and discuss the challenges of adapting a semantic approach to legal domain.