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By Richard Benjamins, Pompeu Casanovas, Joost Breuker, Aldo Gangemi

The revised papers offered during this booklet are drawn from conferences dedicated to the Semantic net and the felony area: The overseas Workshop on felony Ontologies and Web-Based criminal details administration held in Edinburgh, united kingdom in June 2003, and the foreign Seminar on legislation and the Semantic net, held in Barcelona, Spain in November 2003.

This ebook provides 15 completely refereed revised papers on themes suitable for legislation and the Semantic net. The booklet is based into 3 elements. half I units the scene through introducing the suitable innovations, describing the various clients (legal professionals), and placing into old context how attorneys take into consideration the use and alertness of legislations. half II provides theoretical points relating to the development of felony ontologies, either from a felony and a methodological viewpoint. half III collects descriptions of varied purposes of Semantic internet know-how to the criminal domain.

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R. Benjamins et al. ): Law and the Semantic Web, LNAI 3369, pp. 36–64, 2005. c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005 Use and Reuse of Legal Ontologies 37 In the projects a large variety of legal domains have been analyzed and modeled: traffic regulations; tax –, criminal –, and administrative law; international treaties on trade, and safety at sea. To enable reuse of these ontologies in a library and to abstract the common legal denominators of these legal domains, much effort has been spent in finding a unifying view on legal domains.

The assumption is that in principle the individual statements constitute a coherent whole. This is the predominant view in jurisprudence and legal philosophy (see also Section 3). , the law should be the object of proper knowledge management), or whether it is ‘genetically’ built-in by the constraints pro- 38 J. Breuker, A. Valente, and R. Winkels vided by fundamental, ‘natural’ legal principles, is a long and classical debate in legal theory. However, the other extreme takes all legally valid statements as being individual laws.

Yes/not) - Do you think that a telematic network is useful as a support to take decisions? (yes/not) - Do you use the documentation centre of the CGPJ? - How do you value a telematic network as a support to take decisions? (5 levels) - How often do you use (5 levels): The central library of the CGPJ? The electronic data bases of the CGPJ? Documents about doctrine? The CGPJ web? Paper publications of the CGPJ? 2 Clusters Description Description by the Closed Questions. Following the strategy described above, four clusters are obtained, described in tables 3 (closed information) and 4 and 5 (openended questions).

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