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Harnessing the power of folksonomies for formal ontology matching on the fly

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ISWC workshop on Ontology Matching
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010


This paper is a short introduction to our work on building and using folksonomies to facilitate communication between Semantic Web agents with disparate ontological representations. We briefly present the Semantic Matcher, a system that measures the semantic proximity between terms in interacting agents' ontologies at run-time, fully automatically and minimally: that is, only for semantic mismatches that impede communication. The system is designed to allow agents to "understand" the meanings of terms to be matched by comparing their folksonomy-based "mental representations".

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