Combination of Similarity Measures in Ontology Matching Using the OWA Operator

  • Qiu Ji
  • Peter Haase
  • Guilin Qi
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 265)


In this paper, we provide a novel solution for ontology matching by using the ordered weighted average (OWA) operator to aggregate multiple values obtained from different similarity measures. We have implemented the solution in the ontology matching system FOAM. Using the similarity measures in FOAM, we analyze the way to choose different OWA operators and compare our system with others.


Similarity Measure Machine Learning Technique Aggregation Operator Similarity Aggregation Ontology Match 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiu Ji
    • 1
  • Peter Haase
    • 1
  • Guilin Qi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute AIFBUniversity of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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