CogniLex a legal domain specific fact based modeling protocol

Mariette Lokin, Sjir Nijssen*, Inge Lemmens

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The Dutch Government has decided to provide services and enforcement actions based on laws and decrees. The vast majority of these services and actions are IT-based. The union of laws and decrees, both government and ministerial, are collectively called regulation hereafter. So far the large regulation based projects often have been running in the hundreds of millions over budget. Of course the Dutch parliament has held more than one investigation how to avoid this overspending, but there is still a lot to be improved. A number of government services organizations, academia and innovative companies has decided in 2012 to establish a co-creation with the aim to develop a national protocol to “translate the regulation” into a durable model that can better be used in intelligent work than the conventional textual representation. The cocreation, called “The Blue Chamber”, has so far issued two reports in Dutch and presented 5 papers at international conferences. In this paper we describe the conceptual architecture of The Blue Chamber and how the CogNIAM variant of Fact Based Modeling has been used to develop a protocol that is tuned to this specific but extremely large domain of legislation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems
Subtitle of host publicationOTM 2015 Workshops - Confederated International Workshops: OTM Academy, OTM Industry Case Studies Program, EI2N, FBM, INBAST, ISDE, META4eS, and MSC 2015, Proceedings
EditorsPeter Bollen, Christophe Debruyne, Ioana Ciuciu, Anna Fensel, Fernando Ferri, Herve Panetto, Alexis Aubry, Christophe Debruyne, Ioana Ciuciu, Alok Mishra, Anna Fensel, Herve Panetto, Alexis Aubry, Peter Bollen, Rafael Valencia-Garcia, Rafael Valencia-Garcia, Alok Mishra, Fernando Ferri
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319261379, 9783319261379
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshops on the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, OTM 2015 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 26 Oct 201530 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Workshops on the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, OTM 2015


  • Durable modeling for regulation based services
  • Fact Based Modeling (FBM)
  • Jural relations
  • Legal domain specific protocol
  • Legal services


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