Chapter

Ontology Matching

pp 377-396

Processing Alignments

  • Jérôme EuzenatAffiliated withINRIA and LIG
  • , Pavel ShvaikoAffiliated withInformatica Trentina SpA, while at Department of Engineering and Computer Science (DISI), University of Trento, while at Web of Data, Bruno Kessler Foundation - IRST

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Abstract

In this book, we have taken a two-step view on reducing semantic heterogeneity: (i) matching of entities to determine alignment and (ii) processing the alignment according to application needs. In the previous chapters, we have discussed various themes related to the first step. In this chapter, in turn, we present how the alignments can be specifically used by applications, thus focussing on the alignment processing step.