Watermarking for Ontologies

  • Fabian M. Suchanek
  • David Gross-Amblard
  • Serge Abiteboul
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7031)


In this paper, we study watermarking methods to prove the ownership of an ontology. Different from existing approaches, we propose to watermark not by altering existing statements, but by removing them. Thereby, our approach does not introduce false statements into the ontology. We show how ownership of ontologies can be established with provably tight probability bounds, even if only parts of the ontology are being re-used. We finally demonstrate the viability of our approach on real-world ontologies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabian M. Suchanek
    • 1
  • David Gross-Amblard
    • 1
    • 2
  • Serge Abiteboul
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIA SaclayParisFrance
  2. 2.LE2I CNRS, Université de BourgogneDijonFrance

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