A Semantic-Based Ontology Matching Process for PDMS

  • Carlos Eduardo Pires
  • Damires Souza
  • Thiago Pachêco
  • Ana Carolina Salgado
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5697)


In Peer Data Management Systems (PDMS), ontology matching can be employed to reconcile peer ontologies and find correspondences between their elements. However, traditional approaches to ontology matching mainly rely on linguistic and/or structural techniques. In this paper, we propose a semantic-based ontology matching process which tries to overcome the limitations of traditional approaches by using semantics. To this end, we present a semantic matcher which identifies, besides the common types of correspondences (equivalence), some other ones (e.g., closeness). We also present an approach for determining a global similarity measure between two peer ontologies based on the identified similarity value of each correspondence. To clarify matters, we provide an example illustrating how the proposed approach can be used in a PDMS and some obtained experimental results.


Ontology Matching Semantic Matching Semantic Correspondences Similarity Measure PDMS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Eduardo Pires
    • 1
  • Damires Souza
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thiago Pachêco
    • 1
  • Ana Carolina Salgado
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for InformaticsFederal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)RecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Science and Technology of Paraiba - IFPBFederal Institute of EducationBrazil

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