Ontologies are used in numerous research disciplines and commercial applications to uniformly and semantically annotate real-world objects. Due to a rapid development of application domains the corresponding ontologies are changed frequently to include up-to-date knowledge. These changes dramatically influence dependent data as well as applications/systems, for instance, ontology mappings, that semantically interrelate ontologies. The aim of the work includes the conceptual modelling and the implementation of a framework to systematically study the evolution and its consequences in different domains. Moreover, the robustness of existing match approaches will be analyzed w.r.t. ontology evolution. Based on this, match approaches will be newly designed or optimized.
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