Amalgame (AMsterdam ALignment GenerAtion MEtatool) is a tool for finding, evaluating and managing vocabulary alignments. We explicitly do not aim to produce 'yet another alignment method' but rather seek to combine existing matching techniques and methods such as those developed within the context of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI), in which different alignment methods can be combined using a workflow setup. The Amalgame Alignment server will feature:
- A workflow composition functionality, where various alignment generators can be positioned. Their resulting mapping sets can be used as input for filtering methods, other alignment generators or combined into overlap sets.
- A statistics function, where statistics for alignment sets will be shown
- An evaluation tool, where subsets of alignments can be evaluated manually