Semi-Automatic Adaptation of Mappings between Life Science Ontologies

Groß, A.; Dos Reis, J.C.; Hartung, M.; Pruski, C.; Rahm, E.
Rahm, E
Pruski, C
Hartung, M
Groß, A
Dos Reis, J
Proc. 9th Intl. Conference on Data Integration in the Life Sciences (DILS)
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The continuous evolution of life science ontologies requires the adaptation of their associated mappings. We propose two approaches for tackling this problem in a largely automatic way: (1) a composition-based adaptation relying on the principle of mapping composition and (2) a diff-based adaptation algorithm individually handling change operations to update the mapping. Both techniques reuse unaffected correspondences, and adapt only the affected mapping part. We experimentally assess and confirm the effectiveness of our approaches for evolving mappings between large life science ontologies.