Interface: AlignmentGenerator

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The concept of an AlignmentGenerator in the PhaseLibs describes an alignment generating algorithm. Its main purpose is to augment a given alignment between two ontologies. When starting from scratch, this given alignment is probably empty, but in any other case, the algorithm should create a new, improved alignment with respect to the one received.

Along with the alignment to be improved, a set of arbitrary parameters may be specified in order to influence the behaviour of the algorithm. With regard to the PhaseLibs architecture, the AlignmentGenerator should rely on SimilarityMeasures for evidence generation. If these measures are exchangeable, there should be a constructor taking a set of them.

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