Reuse and Reengineering of Non-ontological Resources in the Legal Domain

  • Cristiana SantosEmail author
  • Pompeu Casanovas
  • Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel
  • Leendert van der Torre
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10791)


Instead of custom-building a new ontology from scratch, knowledge resources can be elicited, reused and engineered to develop legal ontologies with the goal of promoting the application of good practices and speeding up the ontology development process. This paper focuses on the specificities of non-ontological resources in the legal domain, and provides some guidelines of how these can be reused and engineered to enable heterogeneous resources integration within a legal ontology. The paper presents some examples of these processes using a case-study in the consumer law domain.


Ontology engineering Non-ontological resources Legal ontology MeLOn methodology NeOn methodology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristiana Santos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pompeu Casanovas
    • 1
    • 4
  • Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel
    • 2
  • Leendert van der Torre
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Law and Technology (IDT-UAB)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Ontology Engineering GroupUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.University of LuxembourgLuxembourg CityLuxembourg
  4. 4.Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre, La Trobe Law SchoolMelbourneAustralia

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