Partition-Based Block Matching of Large Class Hierarchies

  • Wei Hu
  • Yuanyuan Zhao
  • Yuzhong Qu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4185)


Ontology matching is a crucial task of enabling interoperation between Web applications using different but related ontologies. Due to the size and the monolithic nature, large-scale ontologies regarding real world domains cause a new challenge to current ontology matching techniques. In this paper, we propose a method for partition-based block matching that is practically applicable to large class hierarchies, which are one of the most common kinds of large-scale ontologies. Based on both structural affinities and linguistic similarities, two large class hierarchies are partitioned into small blocks respectively, and then blocks from different hierarchies are matched by combining the two kinds of relatedness found via predefined anchors as well as virtual documents between them. Preliminary experiments demonstrate that the partition-based block matching method performs well on our test cases derived from Web directory structures.


Weighted Link Block Match Class Hierarchy Ontology Match Ontology Alignment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Hu
    • 1
  • Yuanyuan Zhao
    • 1
  • Yuzhong Qu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringSoutheast UniversityNanjingP.R. China

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