Constructing virtual documents for ontology matching

Last update: 2010-04-19
Authors: Yuzhong Qu , Wei Hu , Gong Cheng
Type: Inproceedings
Published: 2006
Publisher: ACM
Pages: 23-31
inPublication: In Proc. of the 15th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW)

On the investigation of linguistic techniques used in ontology matching, we propose a new idea of virtual documents to pursue a cost-effective approach to linguistic matching in this paper. Basically, as a collection of weighted words, the virtual document of a URIref declared in an ontology contains not only the local descriptions but also the neighboring information to reflect the intended meaning of the URIref. Document similarity can be computed by traditional vector space techniques, and then be used in the similarity-based approaches to ontology matching. In particular, the RDF graph structure is exploited to define the description formulations and the neighboring operations. Experimental results show that linguistic matching based on the virtual documents is dominant in average F-Measure as compared to other three approaches. It is also demonstrated by our experiments that the virtual documents approach is cost-effective as compared to other linguistic matching approaches.

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