Mapping Master: A Flexible Approach for Mapping Spreadsheets to OWL

  • Martin J. O’Connor
  • Christian Halaschek-Wiener
  • Mark A. Musen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6497)

Abstract

We describe a mapping language for converting data contained in spreadsheets into the Web Ontology Language (OWL). The developed language, called M2, overcomes shortcomings with existing mapping techniques, including their restriction to well-formed spreadsheets reminiscent of a single relational database table and verbose syntax for expressing mapping rules when transforming spreadsheet contents into OWL. The M2 language provides expressive, yet concise mechanisms to create both individual and class axioms when generating OWL ontologies. We additionally present an implementation of the mapping approach, Mapping Master, which is available as a plug-in for the Protégé ontology editor.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin J. O’Connor
    • 1
  • Christian Halaschek-Wiener
    • 2
  • Mark A. Musen
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics ResearchStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Clados ManagementLLCSan MateoUSA

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