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Subject: RE: [legalxml-econtracts] Agenda OASIS Legal XML Member Section Electronic Contracts Technical Committee Meeting from Secretary (File id: @@2440)

As a preparation for todays' conference I would like to add possible
classification that I think captures different kind of languages we have
been using so far. This is included below. 

Human Contract Language (HCL) - for expressing contract in human readable
language. This is typically domain of current use of Word processors.

Computer Contract Language (CCL) - for expressing contract in machine
interpretable language [note this is more specific than machine readable]. 

There are various uses of CCL and their expressiveness reflects various
levels of semantics complexity needed to be expressed for various computer
applications. They include (increasing complexity):
*	Concepts for describing structural aspects, such as clause,
paragraph, signatures block and their hierarchical relationships - typically
used by applications developed for contract authoring [I believe this aspect
of CCL is what Peter refers to as narrative language]
*	Concepts for describing contract variables such as party, date,
price, name,  address and so on; typically these variables need to conform
to the corresponding types; these concepts will be used by contract
authoring applications to store them in various DBs for the subsequent use
in different management applications or directly by contract management
appliactions [this is what Peters refers to as embedded values];
*	Concepts for describing obligations, permissions, prohibitions and
their relationships. These will typically be used for generating
notifications, checking contract compliance and used as a basis for possible
dispute resolutions

Contract document can be expressed in a Human Contract Language (HCL), in a
Computer Contract Language (CCL) or using some combination of both.

I also feel we need to add Contract template concept. This is a partially
created contract document. It needs to be completed with the remaining
parameters to produce a contract instance that can be signed (or assented).
Contract template is typically written in CCL. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dr. Laurence Leff [mailto:D-Leff@wiu.edu]
> Sent: Monday, 18 October 2004 2:06 AM
> To: legalxml-econtracts@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [legalxml-econtracts] Agenda OASIS Legal XML Member Section
> Electronic Contracts Technical Committee Meeting from Secretary (File id:
> @@2440)
>                      Agenda OASIS eContracts Technical Committee
>                          Tuesday October Nineteenth 18:00 Eastern Time
>                 Dial 512 225 3050  - Use 84759# for Pin Code (*)
> 18:00:00 Tue Oct 19 2004 in America/New_York converts to
> 22:00:00 Tue Oct 19 2004 in GMT
> a) Comments from those reading the Requirements Draft submitted by Mr.
> Peter
>    Meyer
> b) Discussion of terminology and definitions for that document
> Possibly, we may approve our outstanding minutes:
> Approval of May 11, 2004 minutes:
>      http://www.oasis-open.org/archives/legalxml-
> econtracts/200405/msg00005.html
> Approval of May 25, 2004 minutes:
>     http://www.oasis-open.org/archives/legalxml-
> econtracts/200406/msg00003.html
> Approval of June 8, 2004 minutes:
>     http://www.oasis-open.org/archives/legalxml-
> econtracts/200407/msg00001.html
> Approval of August 11, 2004 Minutes:
>      http://www.oasis-open.org/archives/legalxml-
> econtracts/200409/msg00003.html
> Approval of August 17th, 2004 Minutes:
>      http://www.oasis-open.org/archives/legalxml-
> econtracts/200409/msg00004.html
> Approval of Minutes  of Face-to-Face
>      http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/legalxml-
> econtracts/email/archives/200410/msg00001.html
>      http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/legalxml-
> econtracts/email/archives/200410/msg00000.html
> Approval of Minutes of October Twelvth Teleconference
>      http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/legalxml-
> econtracts/email/archives/200410/msg00007.html
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