Tree-structure Based Ontology Integration

Jie Xie, Fei Liu*, Sheng Uei Guan

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper defines a framework for ontology integration-Tree-structure Based Ontology Integration (TSBOI). Unlike other methodologies in the area, which mainly concentrate on attribute comparison, this methodology is designed to map objects of an ontology to a tree structure, restructure the tree, and rely on the tree structure to integrate ontologies through attribute comparison. The new methodology utilizes accurate matching and partial matching to group the matched objects to enhance the mapping accuracy. Once the tree structure is established, it can be reused to answer different queries. This significantly enhances its efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-613
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Information Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


  • integration
  • ontology
  • tree structure

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