Chapter

Ontology Matching

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The Matching Problem

  • 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 a distributed and open system, such as the semantic web and many of the applications presented in the previous chapter, heterogeneity cannot be avoided. Different actors have different interests and habits, use different tools and knowledge, and most often, at different levels of detail. These various reasons for heterogeneity lead to diverse forms of heterogeneity, and, therefore, should be carefully taken into consideration.