IMERGE: Interactive Ontology Merging

El Jerroudi, Z. and Ziegler, J. (2008). EKAW 2008 – 16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Knowledge Patterns. Acitrezza, Italy: Springer.


In this paper we present novel visual analytics techniques which help the user in the process of interactive ontology mapping and merging. A major contribution will be the strong integration and coupling of interactive visualizations with the merging process enabling the user to follow why concepts are merged and at which position in the ontology they are merged. For this purpose, adapted ontology similarity measures and new techniques for representing ontologies will be required to enable responsive, real time visualization and exploration of the comparing and merging results.

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