Sprecher und Organisatoren

Prof. Dr. Adrian Paschke, Freie Universität Berlin<br />
Corporate Semantic Web

Prof. Dr. Adrian Paschke

Freie Universität Berlin
Corporate Semantic Web
1. Vortrag

Corporate Semantic Web - Semantic Web meets Enterprise


Nowadays, companies seek more capable approaches for gaining, managing, and utilizing knowledge as well as for automating dynamic services and agile business processes. The Semantic Web offers promising solutions here. The Corporate Semantic Web idea aims at bringing semantic technologies to enterprises. Corporate Semantic Web (CSW) deals with the application of Semantic Web technologies (in particular rules and ontologies) within enterprise settings. It address the technological aspects of engineering and managing semantic enabled IT infrastructure to support (collaborative) workflows, communication, knowledge management, and (business) process management in enterprises. But, it also addresses the pragmatic aspect of actually using Semantic Web technologies in enterprises. This includes learning and training aspects as well as economical considerations - i.e. corporate in the sense of entrepreneurial activities. Incentives need to be provided to encourage in-house adoption and integration of these new Corporate Semantic Web technologies into the existing enterprise information systems, services and business processes. Decision makers on the operational, tactical, and strategic IT management level need to understand the impact of this new technological approach, its adoption costs, and its return on investment.

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2. Vortrag

Semantic Patent Informatics: Legal Reasoning with Legal RuleML in the Patent Law IES Fact Screening and Transformation Project (FSTP)


The Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Law communities have converged in the last twenty years on modelling legal norms and guidelines using logic and other formal techniques. Legal RuleML is a new OASIS standard which extends the Rule Markup and Modelling Language standards family (RuleML) with features specific to the semantic formalization of legal norms, guidelines, and legal reasoning. This talk will introduce the use of Legal RuleML for the representation of semantic patent claims as formal ontological statements with semantic annotations from semantic background knowledge and for the representation of patent law systems and their (case) law decisions as legal rules. This semantic model is used in an AI expert system - the IES (Innovation Expert System) FSTP (Fact Screening and Transformation) - for legal reasoning which resolves complex legal questions. Based on a mathematical model called the FSTP Test, which enables determining a non-obviousness indication of an invention to its prior art, by measuring the semantic, in-turn the pragmatic height of the invention through its inventive steps, it automates the analysis of a large number of patent’s technical facts (e.g., patent claims) with respect to their logical coherence in a given patent law system. It can be used to point out logical inconsistencies and can be used to evaluate compliance of patent claims with patent law systems including e.g., claim construction law and non-eligibility.


Professor Adrian Paschke is head of the Corporate Semantic Web group (AG-CSW) at the institute of computer science at the Freie Universitaet Berlin (FUB) and the InnoProfile group Corporate Semantic Web, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the BMBF Innovation Initiative for the New German Laender - Entrepreneurial Regions. He is director of RuleML Inc. and leads the Berlin Semantic Web Meetup. He is co-chair of the Reaction RuleML technical group, founding member of the Event Processing Technical Society (EPTS) and co-chair of the EPTS-Reference-Architecture WG, OASIS Legal RuleML TC, voting member of OMG, and co-editor of the W3C Rule Interchange Format (RIF), Reaction RuleML and the new OASIS Legal RuleML standard. He leads open-source projects such as Prova, RuleResponder, RBSLA, and research projects such as the BMBF InnoProfile Corporate Semantic Web (www.corporate-semantic-web.de) and the transatlantic BPM Education Network (www.bpmedu.net). The presented work about Legal RuleML for patent law reasoning has been partially supported by the IES Fact Screening and Transformation Project (FSTP: www.fstp-expert-system.com) in collaboration with Corporate Semantic Web.