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General Information
    • ISSN: 2382-6185
    • Frequency: Quarterly (2015-2016); semiyearly (Since 2017)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJKE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
    • Indexed by: Google Scholar, Crossref, ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijke@ejournal.net
Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
College of Charleston, SC, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJKE. I will do my best to help develop this journal better.
IJKE 2016 Vol.2(3): 109-114 ISSN: 2382-6185
doi: 10.18178/ijke.2016.2.3.063

Towards a Middle-out Approach for Building Legal Domain Reference Ontology

M. El Ghosh, H. Naja, H. Abdulrab, and M. Khalil
Abstract—This article presents a middle-out approach to build legal domain reference ontology for a Legal Knowledge Based System (LKBS). The proposed approach is a combination of top-down and bottom-up strategies. In particular, we propose to develop legal domain reference ontology, splitted into modules or fragments, based on merging two processes: Conceptual Modeling Process, by reusing foundational ontologies (top-down strategy) and Ontology Learning Process from textual resources (bottom-up strategy).

Index Terms—Conceptual modeling, domain reference ontology, legal ontology, modularization, ontology learning.

M. El Ghosh and H. Abdulrab were with the National Institute of Applied Sciences, Rouen, France. They are now with the Department of Mathematical and Software Engineering, France (email: mirna.elghosh@insa-rouen.fr, abdulrab@insa-rouen.fr).
H. Naja was with the Lebanese University, Tripoli, Lebanon. She is now with the Department of Computer Science, France (email: hala.naja70@gmail.com).
M. K. is with the Lebanese University, Doctoral School, Tripoli, Lebanon (email: mohamad.khalil@ul.edu.lb).


Cite: M. El Ghosh, H. Naja, H. Abdulrab, and M. Khalil, "Towards a Middle-out Approach for Building Legal Domain Reference Ontology," International Journal of Knowledge Engineering vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 109-114, 2016.

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