What Is Ontology Merging ? –

  title={What Is Ontology Merging ? –},
  author={Markus Kr{\"o}tzsch and Marc Ehrig},
In this paper we explain how merging of ontologies is captured by the pushout construction from category theory, and argue that this is a very natural approach to the problem. We study this independent of a specific choice of ontology representation language, and thus provide a sort of blueprint for the development of algorithms applicable in practice. For this purpose, we view category theory as a universal “meta specification language” that enables us to specify properties of ontological… CONTINUE READING

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