Abstract

This thesis addresses the problem of tool support for semi-automatic ontology mapping and merging. Solving this problem contributes to ontology creation and evolution by relieving users from tedious and time-consuming work. This thesis shows that a tool can be built that will take a “mini-ontology” and a “growing ontology” as input and make it possible to produce manually, semi-automatically, or automatically an extended growing ontology as output. Characteristics of this tool include: (1) a graphical, interactive user interface with features that will allow users to map and merge ontologies, and (2) a framework supporting pluggable, semi-automatic, and automatic mapping and merging algorithms.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

Rights

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Date Submitted

2008-03-26

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2355

Keywords

ontology, ontology mapping and merging, TANGO

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