|Title||Flexible Bootstrapping-Based Ontology Alignment|
|Publication Type||Conference Papers|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Jain, P, Hitzler, P, Sheth, AP|
|Editor||Shvaiko, P, Euzenat, J, Giunchiglia, F, Stuckenschmidt, H, Mao, M, Cruz, IF|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2010), Shanghai, China, November 7, 2010|
|Conference Location||Shanghai, 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.