Christos Tatsiopoulos, Basilis Boutsinas, Konstantinos Sidiropoulos


Ontology merging/alignment is one of the most important tasks in ontology engineering. It is imposed by the decentralized nature of both the WWW and the Semantic Web, where heterogeneous and incompatible ontologies can be developed by different communities. Usually, ontology merging/alignment is based on an ontology mapping that has been established in a previous phase. In this paper, we define a new problem within the alignment process: the problem of detecting and then updating only interesting parts of an ontology, based on the knowledge included in another one. To this end, we define and evaluate a number of different measures of interestingness of parts of ontologies. We also present experimental results for their evaluation on test ontologies.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Tatsiopoulos C., Boutsinas B. and Sidiropoulos K. (2009). ON ALIGNING INTERESTING PARTS OF ONTOLOGIES . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2009) ISBN 978-989-674-012-2, pages 363-367. DOI: 10.5220/0002270703630367

in Bibtex Style

author={Christos Tatsiopoulos and Basilis Boutsinas and Konstantinos Sidiropoulos},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2009)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2009)
SN - 978-989-674-012-2
AU - Tatsiopoulos C.
AU - Boutsinas B.
AU - Sidiropoulos K.
PY - 2009
SP - 363
EP - 367
DO - 10.5220/0002270703630367