Building Legal Ontologies with METHONTOLOGY and WebODE

  • Oscar Corcho
  • Mariano Fernández-López
  • Asunción Gómez-Pérez
  • Angel López-Cima
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3369)


This paper presents how to build an ontology in the legal domain following the ontology development methodology METHONTOLOGY and using the ontology engineering workbench WebODE. Both of them have been widely used to develop ontologies in many other domains. The ontology used to illustrate this paper has been extracted from an existing class taxonomy proposed by Breuker, and adapted to the Spanish legal domain.


Binary Relation Class Attribute Legal Entity Juvenile Court Ontology Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oscar Corcho
    • 1
  • Mariano Fernández-López
    • 1
  • Asunción Gómez-Pérez
    • 1
  • Angel López-Cima
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Politécnica de MadridBoadilla del Monte, MadridSpain

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