Integrating Ontologies Using Ontology Learning Approach

Lihua ZHAO  Ryutaro ICHISE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E96-D   No.1   pp.40-50
Publication Date: 2013/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E96.D.40
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Data Engineering, Web Information Systems
Keyword: 
mid-ontology,  linked data,  Semantic Web,  ontology learning,  ontology integration,  

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Summary: 
The Linking Open Data (LOD) cloud is a collection of linked Resource Description Framework (RDF) data with over 31 billion RDF triples. Accessing linked data is a challenging task because each data set in the LOD cloud has a specific ontology schema, and familiarity with the ontology schema used is required in order to query various linked data sets. However, manually checking each data set is time-consuming, especially when many data sets from various domains are used. This difficulty can be overcome without user interaction by using an automatic method that integrates different ontology schema. In this paper, we propose a Mid-Ontology learning approach that can automatically construct a simple ontology, linking related ontology predicates (class or property) in different data sets. Our Mid-Ontology learning approach consists of three main phases: data collection, predicate grouping, and Mid-Ontology construction. Experiments show that our Mid-Ontology learning approach successfully integrates diverse ontology schema with a high quality, and effectively retrieves related information with the constructed Mid-Ontology.