Time efficient reconciliation of mappings in dynamic web ontologies

Asad Masood Khattak, Zeeshan Pervez, Khalid Latif, Sungyoung Lee. Lee

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Mappings are established among ontologies for resolving the terminological and conceptual incompatibilities among information networks and information systems. Accommodating new knowledge in domain ontology causes the ontology to change from one consistent state to another. This consequently makes existing mappings among ontologies unreliable and stale due to the changes in resources. Mapping evolution eliminates discrepancies in the existing mappings. The proposed approach offers the benefits of re-establishing mappings among the updated ontologies in less time than is required with existing systems. It only considers the changed resources and eliminates staleness from the mappings. This approach uses the change history to drastically reduce the time required for reconciling mappings among ontologies, as shown in the results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-374
Number of pages6
JournalKnowledge-Based Systems
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Ontology change
  • Ontology evolution
  • Ontology mapping
  • Mapping evolution
  • Mapping reconciliation


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