Ontology Alignment Revisited: A Bibliometric Narrative

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Majid Mohammadi
Amir Ebrahimi Fard

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Jérôme Euzenat

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Ontology alignment is an important problem in the Semantic Web with diverse applications in various disciplines. This paper delineates this vital field of study by analyzing a core set of research outputs from the domain. In this regard, the related publication records are extracted for the period of 2001 to 2018 by using a proper inquiry on the well-known database Scopus. The article details the evolution and progress of ontology alignment since its genesis by conducting two classes of analyses, namely, semantic and structural, on the retrieved publication records from Scopus. Semantic analysis entails the overall discovery of concepts, notions, and research lines flowing underneath ontology alignment, while the structural analysis provides a meta-level overview of the field by probing into the collaboration network and citation analysis in author and country levels. In addition to these analyses, the paper discusses the limitations and puts forward lines for the further progress of ontology alignment.
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