Triggering Ontology Alignment Revalidation Based on the Degree of Change Significance on the Ontology Concept Level

  • Adrianna Kozierkiewicz
  • Marcin PietranikEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 353)


Following a common definition, ontologies can be seen as a formal specification of a conceptualisation. However, it cannot be expected that there will be no changes applied to them. Obviously, any application build on top of some ontology needs to adjust to the introduced alterations. For example, a mapping designated between two ontologies (also called an ontology alignment) is valid only if participating ontologies are fixed. In this paper we present a function that can indicate, whether or not, the aforementioned alignment needs updating, in order to follow modifications done to participating ontologies, and to avoid mapping them again from scratch.


Ontology evolution Ontology alignment Knowledge management Consensus theory 



This research project was supported by grant No. 2017/26/D/ST6/00251 from the National Science Centre, Poland.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science and ManagementWroclaw University of Science and TechnologyWroclawPoland

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