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.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Lian, Zonghui, "A Tool to Support Ontology Creation Based on Incremental Mini-Ontology Merging" (2008). All Theses and Dissertations. 1663.
ontology, ontology mapping and merging, TANGO