Identifying Change Patterns of Concept Attributes in Ontology Evolution

  • Duy Dinh
  • Julio Cesar Dos Reis
  • Cédric Pruski
  • Marcos Da Silveira
  • Chantal Reynaud-Delaître
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8465)


Ontology versions are periodically released to ensure their usefulness and reliability over time. This potentially impacts dependent artefacts such as mappings and annotations. Dealing with requires to finely characterize ontology entities’ changes between ontology versions. This article proposes to identify change patterns at attribute values when an ontology evolves, to track textual statements describing concepts. We empirically evaluate our approach by using biomedical ontologies, for which new ontology versions are frequently released. Our achieved results suggest the feasibility of the proposed techniques.


ontology evolution ontology changes change patterns ontology versioning biomedical ontologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Duy Dinh
    • 1
  • Julio Cesar Dos Reis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cédric Pruski
    • 1
  • Marcos Da Silveira
    • 1
  • Chantal Reynaud-Delaître
    • 2
  1. 1.Public Research Centre Henri TudorCR SANTECLuxembourg
  2. 2.LRIUniversity of Paris-Sud XIFrance

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