Duy Dinh, Julio Cesar Dos Reis, Cédric Pruskia, Marcos Da Silveiraa and Chantal Reynaud-Delaître, Identifying Relevant Concept Attributes to Support Mapping Maintenance under Ontology Evolution, Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, to appear, 2014.
Abstract: The success of distributed and semantic-enabled systems relies on the use of up-to-date ontologies and mappings between them. However, the size, quantity and dynamics of existing ontologies demand a huge maintenance effort pushing towards the development of automatic tools supporting this laborious task. This article proposes a novel method, investigating different types of similarity measures, to identify concepts' attributes that served to define existing mappings. The obtained experimental results reveal that our proposed method allows one to identify the relevant attributes for supporting mapping maintenance, since we found correlations between ontology changes affecting the identified attributes and mapping changes.