Automated Rights Clearance Using Semantic Web Technologies: The DALICC Framework



The creation of derivative data works, e.g. for purposes such as content creation, service delivery or process automation, is often accompanied by legal uncertainty about usage rights and high costs in the clearance of licensing issues. DALICC stands for Data Licenses Clearance Center. It supports legal experts, innovation managers and application developers in the legally secure reutilization of third party data and software. DALICC is a Semantic Web enabled software framework which allows the attaching of licenses in a machine readable format to a specific asset and supports the clearance of rights by providing the user with information about equivalence, similarity and compatibility between licenses if used in combination in a derivative work. In essence, DALICC helps to determine which information can be shared with whom, to what extent and under which conditions, thus lowering the costs of rights clearance and stimulating the data economy.



DALICC was funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) under the program “ICT of the Future” between November 2016 – October 2018. More information is available at and


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences St. PöltenSt. PöltenAustria
  2. 2.Semantic Web Company GmbHWienAustria
  3. 3.Siemens AG ÖsterreichWienAustria
  4. 4.University of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  5. 5.Vienna University of Economics and BusinessWienGermany

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