iMERGE: Interactive Ontology Merging

In: EKAW 2008 – 16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Knowledge Patterns
Acitrezza, Italy: Springer (2008)
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Informatik
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.