International Journal of Computer Applications
With the semantic web, data becomes machine-readable and ontologies define the data. Ontologies in any domain are heterogeneous due to rapid increase in ontology development and differences in views of developers. Agents can fully understand the data only if the correspondences between ontologies are known. Various ontology alignment systems have been developed to automatically discover such correspondences. However, human involvement is still indispensible because the results provided by fully automatic systems are not always complete or precise.