Ontology Modelling in the Legal Domain - Realism Without Revisionism

John Kingston, Burkhard Schafer, Wim Vandenburghe

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract / Description of output

This paper discusses problems and issues in research on detection and prevention of financial fraud undertaken as part of the European Commission funded FF POIROT (Financial Fraud:Prevention Oriented Information Resources Using Ontology Technology) project. The goal of the project is to build a detailed ontology of European Law, of preventive practices and of knowledge of the processes of financial fraud with in the European Union. It aims at compiling for several languages (Dutch, Italian, French and English) a computationally tractable and sharable knowledge repository (a formally described combination of concepts and their meaningful relationships) for the financial fraud domain. The paper explores in particular just how “heavy” an ontology needs to be to meet the needs of the various stakeholders in the
criminal justice system, one of the as yet unresolved problems in the multi-partner, multi-jurisdiction and multi-profession project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the KI2003 Workshop on Reference Ontologies and Application Ontologies, Hamburg, Germany, September 16, 2003
EditorsPierre Grenon, Christopher Menzel, Barry Smith
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2003

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


Dive into the research topics of 'Ontology Modelling in the Legal Domain - Realism Without Revisionism'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this