KOSImap: Use of description logic reasoning to align heterogeneous ontologies

Quentin Reul*, Jeff Z. Pan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Semantic interoperability is essential on the Semantic Web to enable different information systems to exchange data. Such interoperability can be achieved by identifying similar information in heterogeneous ontologies. In this paper, we describe the Knowledge Organisation System Implicit Mapping (KOSIMap) framework, which differs from existing ontology mapping approaches by using description logic reasoning (i) to extract implicit information as background knowledge for every entity, and (ii) to remove inappropriate mappings from an alignment. The results of our evaluation show that the use of Description Logic in the ontology matching task increases coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-500
Number of pages12
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event23rd International Workshop on Description Logics, DL 2010 - Waterloo, ON, Canada
Duration: 4 May 20107 May 2010
https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/conferences/dl2010/program.html (Link to Conference website)


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