Constructing complex semantic mappings between XML data and ontologies

Yuan An, Alex Borgida, John Mylopoulos

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Much data is published on the Web in XML format satisfying schemas, and to make the Semantic Web a reality, such data needs to be interpreted with respect to ontologies. Interpretation is achieved through a semantic mapping between the XML schema and the ontology. We present work on the heuristic construction of complex such semantic mappings, when given an initial set of simple correspondences from XML schema attributes to datatype properties in the ontology. To accomplish this, we first offer a mapping formalism to capture the semantics of XML schemas. Second, we present our heuristic mapping construction algorithm. Finally, we show through an empirical study that considerable effort can be saved when constructing complex mappings by using our prototype tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web, ISWC 2005 - 4th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2005, Proceedings
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2005
Event4th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2005 - Galway, Ireland
Duration: Nov 6 2005Nov 10 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3729 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other4th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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