State-of-the-Art in Multilingual and Cross-Lingual Ontology Matching

  • Cássia Trojahn
  • Bo Fu
  • Ondřej Zamazal
  • Dominique Ritze
Chapter

Abstract

Ontology matching is one of the key solutions for solving the heterogeneity problem in the Semantic Web. Nowadays, the increasing amount of multilingual data on the Web and the consequent development of ontologies in different natural languages have pushed the need for multilingual and cross-lingual ontology matching. This chapter provides an overview of multilingual and cross-lingual ontology matching. We formally define the problem of matching multilingual and cross-lingual ontologies and provide a classification of different techniques and approaches. Systematic evaluations of these techniques are discussed with an emphasis on standard and freely available data sets and systems.

Key Words

Cross-lingual matching Evaluation Multilingual matching Ontology matching 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cássia Trojahn
    • 1
  • Bo Fu
    • 2
  • Ondřej Zamazal
    • 3
  • Dominique Ritze
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Toulouse 2 & IRITToulouseFrance
  2. 2.University of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  3. 3.University of EconomicsPragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.University of MannheimMannheimGermany

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