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JSW 2013 Vol.8(3): 746-753 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.3.746-753

Concept Name Similarity Calculation Based on Wordnet and Ontology

Yun Ma1, Jie Liu1, Zhengtao Yu2

1College of Information and Engineering, Capital Normal University, Beijing, P.R.China
2School of Information Engineering and Automation, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming Yunnan Province, China

Abstract—Concept name similarity calculation between ontologies is the basis of ontology mapping. Many concept name words are polysemous, but in traditional word similarity algorithms, the similarity between the most similar senses of two words was regarded as the word similarity. It were ignored that the true meanings of concept names in the context, which resulted in falling of the precision of similarity calculation and ontology mapping. A new algorithm was presented in this paper: The true meaning of hypernym concept of an ontology concept and the comment of this concept were seen as two conceptual features. The conceptual WordNet sense the most similar to the features in all senses was determined as the true sense of this concept in ontology context. Each of the two features can generate a corresponding concept sense determination method and a kind of concept name similarity. At last, the weighted sum of the two kinds of similarities was seen as the final concept name similarity. The experimental result showed that our algorithm outperforms other existing algorithms. The ambiguity of the concept name words can be eliminated, and the precision of both of concept name similarity calculation and ontology mapping can be increased dramatically.

Index Terms—Concept name similarity, Word Sense Disambiguation, ontology, WordNet.


Cite: Yun Ma, Jie Liu, Zhengtao Yu, "Concept Name Similarity Calculation Based on Wordnet and Ontology," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 746-753, 2013.

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  • ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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