Ontology change in ontology-based information integration systems

Fajar Juang Ekaputra*

*Corresponding author for this work

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingContribution to conference proceedings


Ontology change is an important part of the Semantic Web field that helps researchers and practitioners to deal with changes performed in ontologies. Ontology change is especially important in Ontology-Based Information Integration (OBII) systems, where several ontologies are interrelated and therefore, changes raise various complexities and implications, such as modifications of ontology mappings and change propagation. Current approaches to ontology change mainly focus on a single ontology and therefore do not properly address the constraints specific to OBII systems. To address the challenge of ontology change in OBII contexts, we plan to adapt successful techniques proposed both by Semantic Web and Model-Driven Engineering communities. We discuss the research goals, methods, and evaluation options to address this challenge. Real-world case studies are used for the development and evaluation of the proposed methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web : Latest Advances and New Domains
Subtitle of host publication12th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2015, Proceedings
EditorsFabien Gandon, Marta Sabou, Harald Sack, Claudia d’Amato, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Antoine Zimmermann
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319188171
ISBN (Print)9783319188171
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event12th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2015 - Portoroz, Slovenia
Duration: 31 May 20154 Jun 2015

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)


Conference12th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2015

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Publisher Copyright:
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  • Model-Driven engineering
  • Ontology change
  • Ontology evolution
  • Ontology versioning
  • Ontology-Based information integration

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