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Thursday, November 1, 2012 | 3:30pm - 4:50pm | Track
Room: Regency 1

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LegalRuleML: Fill the Gap

SPEAKER(s):

Speaker Photo: Monica Palmirani

Monica Palmirani

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Law¸CIRSFID , University of Bologna

Speaker Photo: Dr. Adrian Paschke

Dr. Adrian Paschke

Professor, Freie Universitaet Berlin (FUB)

ABOUT THIS SESSION:

    Part 1: LegalRuleML: Fill the Gap

    A Concrete Case Study in Copyright Law

    The LegalRuleML OASIS Technical Committee is developing XML standards for legal texts, based on Semantic Web experience, particularly legal ontologies combined with semantic extraction.

    Objectives include:

    • An integrated representation of legal resources available on the Web, essential for exploiting Semantic Web capabilities.
    • An expressive XML standard for legal rules, to enable legal reasoning on top of the ontological layer.
    • A Linked Open Data approach for semantics of both data and rules. Without rules, legal concepts simply constitute a taxonomy.

    Copyright law case study (Title 17 US Code) on the eXist database is presented.

     

    Part 2: LegalRuleML: for Legal Reasoning in Patent Law

    IES Fact Screening and Transformation Project (FSTP)

    This talk will introduce the use of Legal RuleML for the representation of semanticpatent claims as formal ontological statements and for the representation of patent law systems and their case law decisions as legal rules. This semantic model is used in an AI expert system - the IES (Innovation Expert System) FSTP (Fact Screening and Transformation Project) - for legal reasoning which resolves complex legal questions and automates the analysis of a large number of patent claims with respect to their logical coherence in a given patent law system.

    Objectives include:

    • Legal RuleML  for representing patent law systems
    • Applications in the IES FSTP to find logical inconsistencies in case law decisions and to evaluate compliance of patent claims with case law and positive law
    • Examples from the European patent law system  (e.g. guidelines from the European Patent Office, case law decisions (such as decisions of the (Enlarged) Boards of Appeal), positive law  (e.g. from the European Patent Convention)).

ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):

    Monica Palmirani

    Monica Palmirani is Associate professor of Computer Science and Law at CIRSFID, Bologna University, Italy. The principal field of research is in Legislative and Legal Informatics, Legal drafting techniques and application tools for supporting legislative process in several public administrations. She is a member of several technical committee of legal document standardization like AKOMA NTOSO, CEN MetaLex, LKIF (Legal Knowledge Interchange Format), co-chair of LegalRuleML OASIS TC. She is a co-director of the LEX Summer School, Coordinator of eGov Master module, General Coordinator of LAST-JD International Erasmus Mundus Ph.D, and member of the LegaXML OASIS Steering Committee.


    Dr. Adrian Paschke

    Prof. Dr. Adrian Paschke is head of the Corporate Semantic Web chair at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. He is director of RuleML, vice-director of the Semantics Technologies Institute Berlin and the Berlin Semantic Web Meetup. He is co-chair of the Reaction RuleML TG, founding member of the Event Processing Technical Society (EPTS) and co-chair of the EPTS-Reference-Architecture WG, OASIS Legal RuleML TC, voting member of OMG, and co-editor of the W3C Rule Interchange Format (RIF), Reaction RuleML and the new OASIS LegalRuleML. He leads open-source projects such as Prova, RuleResponder, RBSLA, and research projects such as Corporate Semantic Web and the transatlantic BPM EduNet. The presented work about LegalRuleML for patent law reasoning has been partially supported by the IES Fact Screening and Transformation Project (FSTP): http://www.fstp-expert-system.com


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