A CNL for Contract-Oriented Diagrams
Paper i proceeding, 2014

We present a first step towards a framework for defining and manipulating normative documents or contracts described as Contract-Oriented (C-O) Diagrams. These diagrams provide a visual representation for such texts, giving the possibility to express a signatory's obligations, permissions and prohibitions, with or without timing constraints, as well as the penalties resulting from the non-fulfilment of a contract. This work presents a CNL for verbalising C-O Diagrams, a web-based tool allowing editing in this CNL, and another for visualising and manipulating the diagrams interactively. We then show how these proof-of-concept tools can be used by applying them to a small example.


John J. Camilleri

Göteborgs universitet

Gabriele Paganelli

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Programvaruteknik

Gerardo Schneider

Göteborgs universitet

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

0302-9743 (ISSN)

Vol. 8625 135-146