Legal Ontologies for the Spanish e-Government

  • Asunción Gómez-Pérez
  • Fernando Ortiz-Rodríguez
  • Boris Villazón-Terrazas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4177)


The Electronic Government is a new field of applications for the semantic web where ontologies are becoming an important research technology. The e-Government faces considerable challenges to achieve interoperability given the semantic differences of interpretation, complexity and width of scope. In this paper we present the results obtained in an ongoing project commissioned by the Spanish government that seeks strategies for the e-Government to reduce the problems encountered when delivering services to citizens. We also introduce an e-Government ontology model; within this model a set of legal ontologies are devoted to representing the Real-estate transaction domain used to illustrate this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asunción Gómez-Pérez
    • 1
  • Fernando Ortiz-Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Boris Villazón-Terrazas
    • 1
  1. 1.Ontology Engineering Group, Laboratorio de Inteligencia Artificial Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Politécnica de MadridSpain

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