A Method for Recommending Ontology Alignment Strategies
2007 (English)In: Proceedings of the 6th International Semantic Web Conference and 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference - ISWC / ASWC 07 / [ed] International Semantic Web Conference, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007, 494-507 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
In different areas ontologies have been developed and many of these ontologies contain overlapping information. Often we would therefore want to be able to use multiple ontologies. To obtain good results, we need to find the relationships between terms in the different ontologies, i.e. we need to align them. Currently, there already exist a number of different alignment strategies. However, it is usually difficult for a user that needs to align two ontologies to decide which of the different available strategies are the most suitable. In this paper we propose a method that provides recommendations on alignment strategies for a given alignment problem. The method is based on the evaluation of the different available alignment strategies on several small selected pieces from the ontologies, and uses the evaluation results to provide recommendations. In the paper we give the basic steps of the method, and then illustrate and discuss the method in the setting of an alignment problem with two well-known biomedical ontologies. We also experiment with different implementations of the steps in the method.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007. 494-507 p.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 (print), 1611-3349 (online) ; 4825
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14579DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-76298-0_36ISBN: 978-3-540-76297-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14579DiVA: diva2:23939
The book is based on the proceedings presented at the 6th International Semantic Web Conference, 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference, Busan, Korea, November 11-15, 2007.2007-07-032007-07-032016-06-02