Putting ontology alignment in context: Usage scenarios, deployment and evaluation in a library case

Antoine Isaac*, Henk Matthezing, Lourens Van Der Meij, Stefan Schlobach, Shenghui Wang, Claus Zinn

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Thesaurus alignment plays an important role in realising efficient access to heterogeneous Cultural Heritage data. Current ontology alignment techniques, however, provide only limited value for such access as they consider little if any requirements from realistic use cases or application scenarios. In this paper, we focus on two real-world scenarios in a library context: thesaurus merging and book re-indexing. We identify their particular requirements and describe our approach of deploying and evaluating thesaurus alignment techniques in this context. We have applied our approach for the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative, and report on the performance evaluation of participants' tools wrt. the application scenario at hand. It shows that evaluations of tools requires significant effort, but when done carefully, brings many benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Applications - 5th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2008, Proceedings
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-68234-9
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event5th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2008 - Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Duration: 1 Jun 20085 Jun 2008
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2008
Abbreviated titleESWC 2008
CityTenerife, Canary Islands


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