Towards A “Deep” Ontology for African Traditional Medicine

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DOI: 10.4236/iim.2011.36030   PDF   HTML     4,383 Downloads   7,904 Views   Citations

Abstract

The increasing interest on ontologies as the backbone technology for knowledge based systems implies the refinement of ontologies development methods. In this paper we propose a new approach to develop an ontology for African Traditional Medicine. The aim of our approach is to build a deep ontology by deepening concepts descriptions to formally represent all the semantics underlying the concepts used in African traditional medicine. We use a description logics language to formalize our approach.

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A. Ayimdji, S. Koussoubé, L. Fotso and B. Konfé, "Towards A “Deep” Ontology for African Traditional Medicine," Intelligent Information Management, Vol. 3 No. 6, 2011, pp. 244-251. doi: 10.4236/iim.2011.36030.

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The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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