Alignment: A Collaborative, System Aided, Interactive Ontology Matching Platform

  • Sotirios KarampatakisEmail author
  • Charalampos Bratsas
  • Ondřej Zamazal
  • Panagiotis Marios Filippidis
  • Ioannis Antoniou
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 786)


Ontology matching is a crucial problem in the world of Semantic Web and other distributed, open world applications. Diversity in tools, knowledge, habits, language, interests and usually level of detail may drive in heterogeneity. Thus, many automated applications have been developed, implementing a large variety of matching techniques and similarity measures, with impressive results. However, there are situations where this is not enough and there must be human decision in order to create a link. In this paper we present Alignment, a collaborative, system aided, interactive ontology matching platform. Alignment offers a simple GUI environment for matching two ontologies with aid of configurable similarity algorithms.


Linked data Ontology matching SKOS Thesauri 



This work has been supported by the Horizon 2020 project (Grant Agreement 645833).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sotirios Karampatakis
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Charalampos Bratsas
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ondřej Zamazal
    • 3
  • Panagiotis Marios Filippidis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ioannis Antoniou
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Open Knowledge GreeceThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.School of MathematicsArtistotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Department of Information and Knowledge EngineeringUniversity of Economics, PraguePragueCzech Republic

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