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User validation in ontology alignment: functional assessment and impact

Li, H., Dragisic, Z., Faria, D. , Ivanova, V., Jimenez-Ruiz, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-9083-4599, Lambrix, P. & Pesquita, C. (2019). User validation in ontology alignment: functional assessment and impact. Knowledge Engineering Review, doi: 10.1017/S0269888919000080


User validation is one of the challenges facing the ontology alignment community, as there are limits
to the quality of the alignments produced by automated alignment algorithms. In this paper we present a broad study on user validation of ontology alignments that encompasses three distinct but interrelated aspects: the profile of the user, the services of the alignment system, and its user interface.We discuss key issues pertaining to the alignment validation process under each of these aspects, and provide an overview of how current systems address them. Finally, we use experiments from the Interactive Matching track
of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative 2015-2018 to assess the impact of errors in alignment
validation, and how systems cope with them as function of their services.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2019. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (, which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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