ASMOV, which stands for Automated Semantic Mapping of Ontologies with Verification, is an automatic ontology alignment tool which produces class-to-class,
property-to-property, individual-to-individual mappings. Although it was originally
designed to facilitate the integration of heterogeneous systems, using their data
source ontologies, it can be used to align ontologies from any domain. For more
details about ASMOV see the publications listed on the side bar.
The process diagram shown above depicts the major steps encountered when aligning
ontologies using the ASMOV tool. Due to its iterative nature, ASMOV is able to analyze
the intermediate alignments produced and eliminate incoherencies whenever found.
This feature positioned ASMOV as one of the top three alignment tool at OAEI (three years in row) and as the most coherent alignment
tool available1. Below are some of the Key features of ASMOV:
1 The coherence evaluation
was done by the OAEI organizers using the results obtained by the tools that participated
in the OAEI 2009
2 Pre-alignments are the alignments produced at the end of each one of
the ASMOV iteration.