Ontology Mediation

Ontology mediation is to determine and overcome differences between ontologies. It is divided into three different operations: ontology alignment, ontology mapping and ontology merging. Ontology alignment is to identify similarities between different ontologies. Ontology mapping is to create correspondences between the similarities identified in alignment. During the mapping process, sometimes logical inconsistencies arise, where alignments cannot be mapped due to various logical reasons. Ontology merging is to create a new merged ontology from the original ontologies. We propose a novel method to perform foundational ontology interhcangeability.

Click on a link below to find the output of each operation for the foundational ontologies (DOLCE, BFO and GFO).