Ontology Property Alignment: A Literature Review

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Authors: 
Juan Antonio Águila-Luque
Maria del Mar Roldan Garcia
José F. Aldana-Montes

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Jérôme Euzenat

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Survey Article
Abstract: 
Today, ontology matching techniques are used to solve interoperability problems between data sources in a wide range of domains, including computer science, biomedicine, and geographic information science. These techniques typically align equiv- alent classes of two different ontologies. However, more and more ontology matching systems incorporate a variety of algorithms that consider not only alignment of classes, but also the alignment of other ontological entities such as (object and data) properties. However, most ontology matching literature reviews have not taken the alignment of properties into account. In the last few years, the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI) has enabled the class alignment and property alignment to be evaluated separately. The growing number of datasets as well as the increased use of property entities and axioms within them, mean it is also necessary to refocus the study of ontology matching systems from the point of view of property alignment. In this context, we provide a comparative analysis to classify property matching systems, taking into account their components and capabilities. In addition, we analyse the most commonly used techniques showing their role within current property matching systems.
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