Date Added: Dec 2012
Ontology matching is one of the most important challenges in the semantic web. It is a technique which is used to find the semantic correspondences between entities which are modeled in different ontologies. Despite many research efforts in ontology matching, the matching process still suffers from severe problems with respect to the quality of the matching results. Furthermore, finding the correspondences, for the most part, is very time-consuming. In this paper, the authors examine how a pre-processing phase can improve the results of the matching process. A pre-processing phase is added to the matchers for the analysis of input ontologies so as to detect some inappropriate patterns which are modeled by various developers. Then, refactoring operations are utilized on detected patterns for achieving assimilated ontologies.