In order to avoid any inadequate use of the data provided by the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative, we make clear the following rules of use of these data.
Anyone can freely use the tests and their results for evaluating and improving their programs and methods.
The participants to some evaluation campaign can publish the results as long as they cite the source of the tests and in which campaign it has been used.
The participants can compare their results with those of others published results on site as long as they also:
Of course, participants can mention their participation to the campaign.
In case participant results have been validated, they can make mention of this independent validation.
Non participants can publish their results as long as they cite the sources of the tests and in which campaign it has been used and they make clear that they did not participated to the official campaign.
They can compare their results with those of others published results on site as long as they:
They cannot pretend having run the test in the same condition as the participant nor they can pretend having their results validated.
Anyone can mention the tests and compaigns for discussing them.
All other use of these tests and their results are not authorized (you can ask for permission however to the contact point) and failing to comply to the requirements above is considered as unethical.