A System for Aligning Taxonomies and Debugging Taxonomies and Their Alignments

  • Valentina Ivanova
  • Patrick Lambrix
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7955)


With the increased use of ontologies in semantically-enabled applications, the issues of debugging and aligning ontologies have become increasingly important. The quality of the results of such applications is directly dependent on the quality of the ontologies and mappings between the ontologies they employ. A key step towards achieving high quality ontologies and mappings is discovering and resolving modeling defects, e.g., wrong or missing relations and mappings. In this demonstration paper we present a system for aligning taxonomies, the most used kind of ontologies, and debugging taxonomies and their alignments, where ontology alignment is treated as a special kind of debugging.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valentina Ivanova
    • 1
  • Patrick Lambrix
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information Science and the Swedish e-Science Research CentreLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden

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