Alignment API: Systems using the Alignment API

If you use the Alignment API and/or the Alignment server and are willing to be included here (this certainly help supporting this work), do not hesitate to contact us.

This list is obviously incomplete. Most of the systems have at least a published reference. They are not necessarily independent from our work.

Systems embedding the Alignment API

These systems can use any implementation of the API and thus take advantage of all matching system extending the API.

[NeOn toolkit]
The NeOn toolkit has an Alignment plug-in based on the Alignment API and Alignment server. It allows to match ontologies loaded in the toolkit as well as search existing alignments in an Alignment server. The plug-in for the NeOn toolkit is shiped with the Alignment API and available through the NeOn toolkit plug-in installer.
ContentMap is a tool to help users anticipate the effect of merging ontologies through alignments. For that purpose, it is able to generate the consequences entailed by aligned ontologies and to detect inconsistencies. It uses the Alignment API for expressing alignments.
Ernesto Jimenez Ruiz, Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Ian Horrocks and Rafael Berlanga, Ontology Integration Using Mappings: Towards Getting the Right Logical Consequences, Proc. 6th ESWC, Heraklion (GR), LNCS 5554:173-187, 2009
Cupboard is a personal repository for ontologies and alignments. It allows to find ontlogies from Watson and alignments from the Alignment server and to register them to the user's personal space. These resources also share metadata through Oyster and ratings through OTS.
Mathieu d'Aquin, Holger Lewen, Cupboard - A Place to Expose your Ontologies to Applications and the Community, Proc. 6th ESWC demo paper, Heraklion (GR), LNCS 5554:907-910, 2009
[WebContent platform]
The WebContent project aims to offer a platform for taking adavantage of the resources from the semantic web. It offers an alignment service based on the Alignment server. The WebContent service is shipped with the Alignment API.
[OWL Ontology Aligner]
A server built around the API for processing, editing and rendering alignments (University of Innsbruck).
Anna Zhdanova, Pavel Shvaiko, Community-Driven Ontology Matching, Proc. 3rd ESWC, LNCS 4011:34-39, 2006
StYLiD aims at offering a consolidated view of ontologies in the semantic web. For that purpose it has to record relations between concerts from different ontologies and uses the Alignment API.
Aman Shakya, Hideaki Takeda, Vilas Wuwongse, Consolidating User-Defined Concepts with StYLiD, The Semantic Web: 3rd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC), LNCS 5367:287-301, 2008
[Web Service Modeling Toolkit]
The Web Service Modelling Toolkit allows to define and execute semantic web services in the WSMX framework. For implementing mediators it uses the OMWG Expressive alignment format which is now an extension of the Alignment API (see below).
Mick Kerrigan, Adrian Mocan, Martin Tanler and Dieter Fensel, The Web Service Modeling Toolkit - An Integrated Development Environment for Semantic Web Services , Proc. 4th ESWC System description, Innsbruck (AT), LNCS 4519:789-798, 2007
A system that automatically partitions ontologies with various strategies and feed them into a matcher, including one using the Alignment API.
Heiko Paulheim, On applying matching tools to large-scale ontologies, Proc. 3rd Ontology matching workshop, Karlsruhe (DE), pp214-218, 2008
The VisOn ontology visualizer now works with any implementation of the API. It provides the opportunity to load and display ontologies, load, run, display and compare alignment algorithms.
The Goals system is a framework for matching ontology and combining matchers. As such, it embeds the Alignment API for integrating new matchers and for using its formats and evaluators.
Knowfuss is a linked data generation system that takes advantage of alignments provided in input in the Alignment format.
Andryi Nikolov, Victoria Uren, Enrico Motta, Anne de Roeck, KnoFuss: A comprehensive architecture for knowledge fusion, Proc. 4th international conference on Knowledge capture(K-CAP), Whistler (CA), pp185-186, 2007
SmartMatcher is a system that take advantage of a corpus of matched instances and external matchers to decide which correspondences are the most accurate (by using them to transform data and compare the result to the corpus). It uses the Alignment API for representing alignments.
Manuel Wimmer, Martina Seidl, Petra Brosch, Horst Kargl, Gerti Kappel, On Realizing a Framework for Self-tuning Mappings, Proc. 47th International Conference Tools Europe, Zurich (CH), Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing 33:1-16, 2009
ATOPAI (Alignment and annotation Tool framewOrk for Plug and plAy Interoperability) is a graphical interface on top of the Alignment API for matching ontologies, manipulating alignments and extracting patterns from the Alignments.
Charbel El Kaed, Yves Denneulin, François Ottogalli, On the Fly Proxy Generation for Home Devices Interoperability, Proc. 12th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (Industrial Track), Lulea (SW), pp299-302, 2011