An empirical study of instance-based ontology matching

Antoine Isaac*, Lourens van der Meij, Stefan Schlobach, Shenghui Wang

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Instance-based ontology mapping is a promising family of solutions to a class of ontology alignment problems. It crucially depends on measuring the similarity between sets of annotated instances. In this paper we study how the choice of co-occurrence measures affects the performance of instance-based mapping. To this end, we have implemented a number of different statistical co-occurrence measures. We have prepared an extensive test case using vocabularies of thousands of terms, millions of instances, and hundreds of thousands of joint items. We have obtained a human Gold Standard judgement for part of the mappingspace. We then study how the different co-occurrence measures and a number of algorithmic variations perform on our benchmark dataset as compared against the Gold Standard. Our systematic study shows excellent results of instance-based matching in general, where the more simple measures often outperform more sophisticated statistical measures. This paper is an abbreviated version of a paper accepted at the 6th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2007 [3].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBNAIC 2008 Belgian-Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the twentieth Belgian-Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event20th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, BNAIC 2008 - Boekelo, Netherlands
Duration: 30 Oct 200831 Oct 2008
Conference number: 20

Publication series

NameBelgian/Netherlands Conference on Artificial Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1568-7805


Conference20th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, BNAIC 2008
Abbreviated titleBNAIC


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