Ontology Matching using BabelNet Dictionary and Word Sense Disambiguation Algorithms

Mohamed Biniz, Rachid el Ayachi, Mohamed Fakir


Ontology matching is a discipline that means two things: first, the process of discovering correspondences between two different ontologies, and second is the result of this process, that is to say the expression of correspondences. This discipline is a crucial task to solve problems merging and evolving of heterogeneous ontologies in applications of the Semantic Web. This domain imposes several challenges, among them, the selection of appropriate similarity measures to discover the correspondences. In this article, we are interested to study algorithms that calculate the semantic similarity by using Adapted Lesk algorithm, Wu & Palmer Algorithm, Resnik Algorithm, Leacock and Chodorow Algorithm, and similarity flooding between two ontologies and BabelNet as reference ontology, we implement them, and compared experimentally. Overall, the most effective methods are Wu & Palmer and Adapted Lesk, which is widely used for Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) in the field of Automatic Natural Language Processing (NLP).


Matching ontology, Web ontology language, Semantic web, Semantic similarity, Word sense disambiguation, Natural language processing, Ontology, BabelNet similarity

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v5.i1.pp196-205


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