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Volume 17 / Issue 4

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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-017-04-0618


ODR, Ontologies, and Web 2.0

Marta Poblet (ICREA, UAB Institute of Law and Technology, Spain)

Pompeu Casanovas (UAB Institute of Law and Technology, Spain)

José-Manuel López-Cobo (playence, Austria)

Núria Casellas (UAB Institute of Law and Technology, Spain)

Abstract: Online communities and institutions create new spaces for interaction, but also open new avenues for the emergence of grievances, claims, and disputes. Consequently, online dispute resolution (ODR) procedures are core to these new online worlds. But can ODR mechanisms provide sufficient levels of reputation, trust, and enforceability for it to become mainstream? This contribution introduces the new approaches to ODR and provides a description of the design and structure of Ontomedia, a web-based platform to facilitate online mediation in different domains.

Keywords: Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), Semantic Web, relational justice, web-based services

Categories: H.2, H.4