SBVR to OWL 2 Mapping in the Domain of Legal Rules

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9718)


The Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR) is a specification created by the Object Management Group (OMG) to provide a way to semantically describe business concepts and specify business rules. However, reasoning with SBVR is still an open subject, and current efforts to provide reasoning are done through the Web Ontology Language (OWL), by providing a mapping between SBVR and OWL. In this paper we focus on the problem of mapping SBVR vocabulary and rulebook to OWL 2, but unlike previous mappings described in the literature, we provide a novel and unorthodox mapping that allows to describe legal rules which have their own intricate anatomy.


SBVR OWL Rule Legal 



This work is mainly supported by Enterprise Ireland (EI) and the Irish Development Authority (IDA) under the Government of Ireland Technology Centre Programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Governance, Risk, and Compliance Technology CenterUniversity College CorkCorkIreland

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