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Algebras of Ontology Alignment Relations

  • Jérôme Euzenat
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5318)

Abstract

Correspondences in ontology alignments relate two ontology entities with a relation. Typical relations are equivalence or subsumption. However, different systems may need different kinds of relations. We propose to use the concepts of algebra of relations in order to express the relations between ontology entities in a general way. We show the benefits in doing so in expressing disjunctive relations, merging alignments in different ways, amalgamating alignments with relations of different granularity, and composing alignments.

Keywords

Base Relation Relation Algebra Ontology Language Ontology Match Algebraic Reasoning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jérôme Euzenat
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIA & LIGGrenobleFrance

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