BRIEF DESCRIPTION Ontology matching is an important task for
semantic system interoperability. Yet it is not easy to assess the
respective qualities of available matching systems. The Ontology
Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI) is a coordinated international
initiative set up for evaluating ontology matching systems. OAEI campaigns
consist of applying matching systems to ontology pairs and evaluating their
OAEI-2007 is the fourth OAEI campaign. It will consist of four tracks
gathering six data sets and different evaluation modalities. The tracks
cover: (i) comparison track (systematic benchmark series); (ii) expressive
ontologies (e.g., from the anatomy domain); (iii) directories and thesauri
(e.g., Google, Yahoo); (iv) consensus workshop.
Anyone developing ontology matchers can participate by evaluating their
systems and sending the results to the organizers. Tools for evaluating
results and preliminary test bench tuning are available. Final results of
the campaign will be presented at the Ontology Matching workshop and
published in the proceedings.
IMPORTANT DATES May 15th, 2007: First publication of test
cases June 15th, 2007: Comments on test cases (any time before that
date) July 2nd, 2007: Final publication of test cases Sept. 3rd,
2007: Preliminary results due (for interoperability-checking) Oct. 1st,
2007: Participants send final results and supporting papers Oct. 11th, 2007:
Organizers publish results for comments Nov. 11th, 2007: OM-2007 workshop,
Busan, KR + OAEI-2007 final results ready.