Chapter

Ontology Matching

pp 55-69

Methodology

  • 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

Ontology matching is an important operation in modern ontology engineering because of the heterogeneous environments in which ontologies are designed, developed and supposed to work. Methodologically, it is worthwhile to express relations between ontologies since this allows for: (i) working with small and self-sufficient modules, instead of monolithic ontologies, (ii) expressing the links between two versions of the same ontology, and thus, updating data from one ontology to another, or (iii) putting back an ontology in the context of an upper-level ontology, allowing it to become more consensual with other ontologies of that domain.