Aligning Large SKOS-Like Vocabularies: Two Case Studies

A. Tordai, J.R. van Ossenbruggen, G. Schreiber, B.J. Wielinga

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In this paper we build on our methodology for combining and selecting alignment techniques for vocabularies, with two alignment case studies of large vocabularies in two languages. Firstly, we analyze the vocabularies and based on that analysis choose our alignment techniques. Secondly, we test our hypothesis based on earlier work that first generating alignments using simple lexical alignment techniques, followed by a separate disambiguation of alignments performs best in terms of precision and recall. The experimental results show, for example, that this combination of techniques provides an estimated precision of 0.7 for a sample of the 12,725 concepts for which alignments were generated (of the total 27,992 concepts). Thirdly, we explain our results in light of the characteristics of the vocabularies and discuss their impact on the alignments techniques. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web: Research and Applications
Subtitle of host publication7th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2010, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 30 –June 3, 2010, Proceedings
EditorsLora Aroyo, Grigoris Antoniou, Eero Hyvönen, Annette ten Teije, Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Liliana Cabral, Tania Tudorache
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783642134852
ISBN (Print)9783642134852
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event7th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2010 -
Duration: 30 May 20103 Jun 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference7th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2010

Bibliographical note

Proceedings title: The Semantic Web: Research and Applications, 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2010
Publisher: Springer
Editors: L. Aroyo, G. Antoniou, E. Hyvonen, A. ten Teije, H. Stuckenschmidt, L. Cabral, T. Tudorache


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