Research Article Open Access

A Better Approach to Ontology Integration using Clustering Through Global Similarity Measure

Ashwin Makwana1 and Amit Ganatra1
  • 1 Charotar University of Science and Technology, India


Knowledge representation is a crucial area of work in the intelligent system, especially in query answering system development. Ontology is used to represent shared knowledge of a particular domain for query answering system. Domain-specific ontology can be designed and developed by many groups and researchers, because of which there is heterogeneity in the knowledgebase. Ontology integration or merging is necessary in order to solve this problem of mixed knowledge. Finding similarity between two ontologies is crucial to achieve integration or merging of ontology. In this study, we present a method to generate a cluster of ontologies using global similarity measure of two ontologies. Ontology matching tools are used to find matched classes between two ontologies. Output of ontology matching tool is mapping between two ontologies and is used for generating clusters of ontology. We use Jaccard Similarity Index as a global similarity measure for clustering. Based on this measure, the popular k-means clustering algorithm is used to perform clustering of ontologies. Bins of ontologies are generated from each cluster. From each bin, all ontologies are finally merged into a single ontology, which helps us in reducing search effort in querying knowledge in query processing. The outcome of this research paper to provide better solution for merging ontology. Here, we use agriculture domain ontology corpus from the standard dataset for experimentation.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 14 No. 6, 2018, 854-867


Submitted On: 8 March 2018 Published On: 25 June 2018

How to Cite: Makwana, A. & Ganatra, A. (2018). A Better Approach to Ontology Integration using Clustering Through Global Similarity Measure. Journal of Computer Science, 14(6), 854-867.

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  • Ontology
  • Knowledge Reuse
  • Knowledge Merging
  • Ontology Matching
  • Semantic Web
  • Clustering