Evolution-based Refinement of Cross-language Ontology Alignments

  • Juliana Medeiros Destro UNICAMP
  • Julio César dos Reis UNICAMP
  • Ricardo da S. Torres UNICAMP
  • Ivan Ricarte UNICAMP


Ontology alignment plays a key role for information interconnectivity between computational systems relying on ontologies described in different natural languages. Existing approaches for ontology matching usually provide equivalent type of relation in the generated mappings. In this article, we propose a refinement technique to enable the update of the semantic type of the mapping such as “is-a”, “part-of”, etc. Our approach relies on information from the ontology evolution to apply refinement actions. We formalize the refinement actions and procedures, as well as apply the proposal in application scenarios.

Palavras-chave: Ontology Alignment, information interconnectivity, ontology evolution, refinement actions, semantic relations


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DESTRO, Juliana Medeiros; DOS REIS, Julio César; TORRES, Ricardo da S.; RICARTE, Ivan. Evolution-based Refinement of Cross-language Ontology Alignments. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE BANCO DE DADOS (SBBD), 34. , 2019, Fortaleza. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2019 . p. 61-72. ISSN 2763-8979. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/sbbd.2019.8808.