An Overview on Visualization of Ontology Alignment and Ontology Entity

  • Jie Chen
  • Xingsi XueEmail author
  • Lili Huang
  • Aihong Ren
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 891)


Visualization of ontology alignment and ontology entity is becoming a method to help Solve the problem of semantic heterogeneity. This paper first introduces the basic concepts of ontology and ontology matching, and then illustrates the importance of ontology visualization technique. The existing partial visualization tools are discussed respectively in two aspects of visualization of ontology alignment and visualization entity on ontology. Finally, four researching directions on ontology visualization technique are pointed out for the future work.


Ontology alignment Ontology visualization Ontology entity 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61503082), Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province (No. 2016J05145), Scientific Research Foundation of Fujian University of Technology (Nos. GY-Z17162 and GY-Z15007) and Fujian Province Outstanding Young Scientific Researcher Training Project (No. GY-Z160149).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xingsi Xue
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  • Lili Huang
    • 5
  • Aihong Ren
    • 6
  1. 1.College of Information Science and EngineeringFujian University of TechnologyFuzhouChina
  2. 2.Intelligent Information Processing Research CenterFujian University of TechnologyFuzhouChina
  3. 3.Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Big Data Mining and ApplicationsFuzhouChina
  4. 4.Fujian Key Lab for Automotive Electronics and Electric DriveFujian University of TechnologyFuzhouChina
  5. 5.College of Humanities and LawFujian Agriculture and Forestry UniversityFuzhouChina
  6. 6.School of Mathematics and Information ScienceBaoji University of Arts and SciencesBaojiChina

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