Flexible Bootstrapping-Based Ontology Alignment

TitleFlexible Bootstrapping-Based Ontology Alignment
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsJain, P, Hitzler, P, Sheth, AP
EditorShvaiko, P, Euzenat, J, Giunchiglia, F, Stuckenschmidt, H, Mao, M, Cruz, IF
Conference NameProceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2010), Shanghai, China, November 7, 2010
Conference LocationShanghai, China

BLOOMS (Jain et al, ISWC2010, to appear) is an ontology alignment system which, in its core, utilizes the Wikipedia category hierarchy for establishing alignments. In this paper, we present a Plug-and-Play extension to BLOOMS, which allows to flexibly replace or complement the use of Wikipedia by other online or offline resources, including domain-specific ontologies or taxonomies. By making use of automated translation services and of Wikipedia in languages other than English, it makes it possible to apply BLOOMS to alignment tasks where the input ontologies are written in different languages.