Using C-OWL for the Alignment and Merging of Medical Ontologies

Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Frank van Harmelen, Luciano Serafini, Paolo Bouquet, Fausto Giunchiglia

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Abstract

A number of sophisticated medical ontologies have been created over the past years. With their de-velopment the need for supporting the alignment of different ontologies is gaining importance. We proposed C-OWL, an extension of the Web Ontology Language OWL that supports alignment mappings between different, possibly incompatible ontologies on a semantic level. In this paper we report experiences from using C-OWL for the alignment of medical ontologies. We briefly review key concepts of the C-OWL semantics, explain the setting of the case study including some examples from the alignment and discuss the possibility of reasoning about the mapping based on the C-OWL semantics We conclude by arguing that C-OWL provides an adequate frame-work for aligning complex ontologies in the medical domain.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages94
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Keywords

  • Biomedical Knowledge representation
  • Knowledge Representa-tion Languages
  • Terminology Integration
  • validation and maintenance

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Stuckenschmidt, H., van Harmelen, F., Serafini, L., Bouquet, P., & Giunchiglia, F. (2004). Using C-OWL for the Alignment and Merging of Medical Ontologies.
Stuckenschmidt, Heiner ; van Harmelen, Frank ; Serafini, Luciano ; Bouquet, Paolo ; Giunchiglia, Fausto. / Using C-OWL for the Alignment and Merging of Medical Ontologies. 94 p.
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