Demo: A community based approach for managing ontology alignments

Correndo, Gianluca; Kalfoglou, Yannis; Smart, Paul R and Alani, Harith (2008). Demo: A community based approach for managing ontology alignments. In: Demo track of the 16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2008), 29 Sep - 3 Oct 2008, Acitrezza, Catania, Italy.



The Semantic Web is rapidly becoming a defacto distributed repository for semantically represented data, thus leveraging on the added on value of the network effect. Various ontology mapping techniques and tools have been devised to facilitate the bridging and integration of distributed data repositories. Nevertheless, ontology mapping can benefit from human supervision to increase accuracy of results. The spread of Web 2.0 approaches demonstrate the possibility of using collaborative techniques for reaching consensus. While a number of prototypes for collaborative ontology construction are being developed, collaborative ontology mapping is not yet well investigated. In this paper, we describe aprototype that combines off-the-shelf ontology mapping tools with social software techniques to enable users to collaborate on mapping ontologies. Emphasis is put on the reuse of user generated mappings to improve the accuracy of automatically generated ones.

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