Tool Support for the Integration of Light-Weight Ontologies

  • Abstract of the authors: In many areas of computer science ontologies become more and more important. The use of ontologies for domain modeling often brings up the issue of ontology integration. The task of merging several ontologies, covering specific subdomains, into one united ontology has to be solved. Many approaches for ontology integration aim at automating the process of ontology alignment. However, a complete automation is not feasible, and user interaction is always required. Nevertheless, most ontology integration tools offer only very limited support for the interactive part of the integration process. In this paper, we present a novel approach for the interactive integration of ontologies. The result of the ontology integration is incrementally updated after each definition of a correspondence between ontology elements. The user is guided through the ontologies to be integrated. By restricting the possible user actions, the integrity of all defined correspondences is ensured by the tool we developed. We evaluated our tool by integrating different regulations concerning building design.

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Author:Thomas Heer, Daniel Redkowitz, Bodo Kraft
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2008
Publishing Institution:Fachhochschule Aachen
Contributing Corporation:RWTH Aachen University / Department of Computer Science 3
Date of the Publication (Server):2010/11/29
Tag:Human Factors; Information Integration Tools; Knowledge Management; Ontology Engineering
GND Keyword:Ontologie <Wissensverarbeitung>
Source:Enterprise Information Systems. 10th International Conference, ICEIS 2008, Barcelona, Spain, June 12-16, 2008 ; [sp├Ąter erschienen unter:] Lecture notes in business information processing, Vol 19, 2009, Springer:, P. 175-187
Institutes:FH Aachen / Fachbereich Medizintechnik und Technomathematik
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik