Applications Using the VAT Topical Ontology

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Given the general architecture of the VAT topical ontology created in the FF POIROT project, this document reflects on how applications can make use of this formal knowledge repository. In particular, this document looks at three possible applications in which the ontology can play a role. In section 2, we explain the idea of an ontology-based information extraction tool which assists both tax authorities as well as traders in extracting specific knowledge about companies. In section 3, we describe a possible document management system which allows users to perform concept-based queries in order to retrieve relevant legislative texts or even particular sections in VAT law. Finally, section 4 deals with a so-called reader-assistant tool which provides extra VAT-related information about categories which are mentioned with very few additional information in company websites.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • applications
  • VAT topical ontology
  • ontology


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