SBVR to OWL 2 Mapping in the Domain of Legal Rules

May 17, 2016 at 1:37:10 PM
New CS Department, Stony Brook,
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11794 Stony Brook, NY
From Jul 6, 2016, 12:30 PM
To Jul 6, 2016, 1:00 PM
A paper by Firas Al Khalil, Marcello Ceci, Kosala Yapa, and Leona O'Brien (University College Cork)
Abstract. 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 is 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 - which tackle the subject of mapping in an abstract and general way - we provide a novel and unorthodox mapping that allows us to describe legal rules which have their own intricate anatomy. This
mapping will allow us to perform reasoning on two distinct levels: 1. on the level of rules (e.g. which business policy complies to/breaches a legal rule), and 2. on the level of data (e.g. which events, transaction, operations, etc. complies to/breaches a legal rule).