Improving License Composition and Clearance – The DALICC Developer & Engagement Program

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 09:00 to 12:30

Presenters:   Tassilo Pellegrini (UAS St. Pölten), Thomas Thurner (Semantic Web Company),  Giray Havur (WU),  Anna Fensel (STI2)

DALICC stands for Data Licenses Clearance Center. It is a semantic-web-powered software framework that supports legal experts, innovation managers and application developers in the legally secure reutilization of third party data sources. The DALICC framework supports the automated clearance of rights, thus helping to detect licensing conflicts and significantly reducing the costs of rights clearance in the creation of derivative works and improving compliance with applicable law.

The tutorial’s attempt is to interest people for the DALICC developer & engagement program. To do so, the tutorial gives an introduction to the functionalities, architecture and technologies of the DALICC framework. We will give detailed  insights into engineering issues that emerged during the development and implementation of the framework and point to necessary improvements, lessons learned and possibilities for collaboration within DALICC’s developer and community program. We want to use this event to inform the community about the DALICC framework and seek input and ideas for the adequate design and requested  resources for a sustainable and mutually supportive developer program.

The framework can be accessed and explored in its current beta version @


The envisioned tutorial will be designed as a session serving researchers and practitioners alike. We will give a high-level introduction to the framework and provide deep insights into methodological, technological and engineering issues. The theoretical part will be accompanied by hands-on presentations of the framework’s functionalities and technological dependencies. Finally, we will engage people in the tutorial by offering them to play around with the framework and provide input for improvements w.r.t. desired resources, interface specifications, service-level issues and documentation issues.

  • Introduction of the DALICC framework
  • Deep Dive – Knowledge Graph, Reasoning & Issues
  • DALICC Developer Program: Available Resources & Requests for Input

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the DALICC architecture and engineering approach
  •  Identify challenges and improvements potential from a technical and usability perspective
  • Discuss and design the developer program, incl. resources to be provided, interfaces to be designed and type of documentation


Tassilo Pellegrini lead the DALICC research project from November 2016 to March 2019. He is professor of economics at the Department of Media Economics of the University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, Austria. He studied International Trade, Communication Science and Neurophysiology at the University of Salzburg, Linz and Malaga. His research areas are digital media, data economics and innovation management. He is co-founder of the Semantic Web Company in Vienna, author and editor of numerous books and articles and organizer of various community events such as the annual Semantics conference.

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