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Call for contributions: EON2004 Ontology Alignment Contest

From: Oscar Corcho <ocorcho@isoco.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 21:32:34 +0200
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Cc: "Jerome Euzenat" <Jerome.Euzenat@inrialpes.fr>, "York Sure" <sure@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
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* EON2004 Ontology Alignment Contest

The increasing number of methods available for schema matching/ontology
integration suggests the need to establish a consensus for evaluation of
these methods. There is now a coordinated international initiative to forge
this consensus through two events in 2004:
- The Information Interpretation and Integration Conference (I3CON), to be
held at the NIST Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS)
Workshop, will be an ontology alignment demonstration competition on the
model of the NIST Text Retrieval Conference. This contest focuses on
"real-life" test cases and compare algorithm global performance.
- The Ontology Alignment Contest at the 3rd Evaluation of Ontology-based
Tools (EON) Workshop
(http://km.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/ws/eon2004), to be held the International
Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), will target the characterization of
alignment methods with regard to particular ontology features. This contest
aims at defining a proper set of benchmark tests for assessing
feature-related behavior.

The goal of the EON Ontology Alignment Contest is to provide the
participants with a complete test base, including couples of ontologies to
align as well as expected results. The test is based on one particular
ontology dedicated to a very narrow domain and a number of alternative
ontologies of the same domain for which alignments are provided. The
ontologies are provided in OWL. The expected alignments are provided in a
standard format expressed in RDF/XML and described in
http://co4.inrialpes.fr/align/. From these alignments and the ontology to
compare, the competitors are able to compute a number of measures on their
results. They can use the ontology provided in
http://www.atl.external.lmco.com/projects/ontology/ for giving their

The contest will be open to anyone able to provide a paper following some
simple guidelines with results to these tests. These results will be
presented at the ISWC 2004 EON workshop, on November 8th, 2004 in Hiroshima
(Japan). The goal of the benchmark is to assess the respective merits of
some algorithms with respect to precise situations, it is not to single out
one winner.

Paper due: September 15th, 2004.
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