Comparing Logic-based and XML-based Rights Expression Languages

Cheun Ngen Chong, Sandro Etalle, Pieter H. Hartel

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    Several rights expression languages (RELs) have been proposed to describe licenses governing the terms and conditions of content access. In this field XrML and ODRL play a prominent role. Both languages are powerful yet complex. We propose a way of analysing RELs and we apply it to ODRL, XrML and to LicenseScript, a REL we propose. In addition, we test these languages against a number of example scenarios. These examples bring new insights, and shed new light on some of the limits of XrML and ODRL.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOn The Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2003: OTM 2003 Workshops
    Subtitle of host publicationOTM Confederated International Workshops, HCI-SWWA, IPW, JTRES, WORM, WMS, and WRSM 2003, Catania, Sicily, Italy, November 3-7, 2003, Proceedings
    EditorsRobert Meersman, Zahir Tari
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-39962-9
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-20494-7
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003
    EventOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, OTM 2005: Prooceedings of OTM 2005 - Agia Napa, Cyprus
    Duration: 31 Oct 20054 Nov 2005

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    ConferenceOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, OTM 2005
    Abbreviated titleOTM 2005
    CityAgia Napa


    • SCS-Cybersecurity


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