Identifying relevant concept attributes to support mapping maintenance under ontology evolution

Duy Dinh, Julio Cesar Dos Reis, Cédric Pruskia, Marcos Da Silveira, Chantal Reynaud-Delaître

Abstract


The success of distributed and semantic-enabled systems relies on the use of up-to-date ontologies and mappings between them. However, the size, quantity and dynamics of existing ontologies demand a huge maintenance effort pushing towards the development of automatic tools supporting this laborious task. This article proposes a novel method, investigating different types of similarity measures, to identify concepts’ attributes that served to define existing mappings. The obtained experimental results reveal that our proposed method allows to identify the relevant attributes for supporting mapping maintenance, since we found correlations between ontology changes affecting the identified attributes and mapping changes.

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Type of Paper: Research Paper
Keywords: Ontology mappings, Ontology evolution, Mapping adaptation/maintenance
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