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                   ONTOLOGY MATCHING BOOK
                     published by Springer is available

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Authors: Jerome Euzenat and Pavel Shvaiko

URL: http://book.ontologymatching.org

Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (DE), 2007
343 p., 67 illus., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-540-49611-3


Ontologies tend to be found everywhere. They are viewed as the
silver bullet for many applications, such as database integration,
peer-to-peer systems, e-commerce, semantic web services, or
social networks. However, in open or evolving systems, such as
the semantic web, different parties would, in general, adopt
different ontologies. Thus, merely using ontologies, like using XML,
does not reduce heterogeneity: it just raises heterogeneity
problems to a higher level. Euzenat and Shvaiko's book is devoted
to ontology matching as a solution to the semantic heterogeneity
problem faced by computer systems. Ontology matching aims at
finding correspondences between semantically related entities of
different ontologies. These correspondences may stand for
equivalence as well as other relations, such as consequence,
subsumption, or disjointness, between ontology entities.
Many different matching solutions have been proposed so far
from various viewpoints, e.g., databases, information systems,
artificial intelligence. With Ontology Matching, researchers and
practitioners will find a reference book which presents currently
available work in a uniform framework. In particular, the work and
the techniques presented in this book can equally be applied to
database schema matching, catalog integration, XML schema
matching and other related problems. The objectives of the book
include presenting (i) the state of the art and (ii) the latest research
results in ontology matching by providing a detailed account of
matching techniques and matching systems in a systematic way
from theoretical, practical and application perspectives.


Part I - The Matching Problem
 Chapter 1 - Applications
 Chapter 2 - The matching problem
Part II - Ontology Matching Techniques
 Chapter 3 - Classifications of ontology matching techniques
 Chapter 4 - Basic techniques
 Chapter 5 - Matching strategies
Part III - Systems and Evaluation
 Chapter 6 - Overview of matching systems
 Chapter 7 - Evaluation of matching systems
Part IV - Representing, Explaining, and Processing Alignments
 Chapter 8 - Frameworks and formats: representing alignments
 Chapter 9 - Explaining alignments
 Chapter 10 - Processing alignments
Part V - Conclusions

--------------------------------------- Pavel Shvaiko, Ph.D.
Innovation and Research Project Manager
TasLab - Informatica Trentina S.p.A.
Via G. Gilli, 2
38100 Trento - Italy