International Conference on Conceptual Modeling

Advances in Conceptual Modeling pp 3-13 | Cite as

PersonLink: An Ontology Representing Family Relationships for the CAPTAIN MEMO Memory Prosthesis

  • Noura Herradi
  • Fayçal Hamdi
  • Elisabeth Métais
  • Fatma Ghorbel
  • Assia Soukane
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9382)

Abstract

In the context of the CAPTAIN MEMO memory prosthesis for elderly, we propose the PersonLink ontology for modeling, storing and reasoning on “family relationships” links. Rules are provided to infer new links and/or check inconsistencies in the inputs. On the one hand PersonLink is as generic as possible and is integrated in the linked data formalisms; on the other hand a prosthesis has to be adaptable to users. Thus the PersonLink ontology defines rigorously and precisely family relationships, and takes into account the differences that may exist between cultures/languages, including new relationships emerging in our societies nowadays. The transition from one culture/language to another one cannot be solved with a simple translation of terms, but refers to a meta-ontology and associated mechanisms.

Keywords

Vocabulary Family relationships Memory prosthesis Multilingual ontology Linked data 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research has been partially funded by the “\(Ville \ de \ Paris\)” under the VIVA project (“Vivre à Paris avec Alzheimer en 2030 grâce aux nouvelles technologies”).

The authors wish to thank the reviewers for their evaluable comments.

References

  1. 1.
    Barry, L.: La parenté. Folio essais (2008)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Berners-Lee, T.: Design Issues: Linked Data. 1 March 2012. http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html
  3. 3.
    Bizer, C., Heath, T., Berners-Lee, T.: Linked data - the story so far. Int. J. Semant. Web Inf. Syst. 5(3), 1–22 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Brickley, D., Miller, L.: FOAF vocabulary specification 0.97. Namespace document, January 2010. http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/20100101.html
  5. 5.
    Davis, I., Vitiello, E.J.: RELATIONSHIP: a vocabulary for describing relationships between people. Technical report, vocab.org (2005)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Hitzler, P., Krötzsch, M., Parsia, B., Patel-Schneider, P.F., Rudolph, S.: OWL 2 Web ontology language primer (Second Edition). W3C Recommendation, World Wide Web Consortium (December 2012). http://www.w3.org/TR/owl2-primer/
  7. 7.
    Horrocks, I., Kutz, O., Sattler, U.: The even more irresistible SROIQ. In: Doherty, P., Mylopoulos, J., Welty, C.A. (eds.) KR, pp. 57–67. AAAI Press (2006)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Horrocks, I., Patel-Schneider, P.F., Boley, H., Tabet, S., Grosof, B., Dean, M.: SWRL: a semantic web rule language combining owl and ruleml. W3c member submission, World Wide Web Consortium (2004). http://www.w3.org/Submission/SWRL
  9. 9.
    Litz, B., Löhden, A., Hannemann, J., Svensson, L.: AgRelOn – an agent relationship ontology. In: Dodero, J.M., Palomo-Duarte, M., Karampiperis, P. (eds.) MTSR 2012. CCIS, vol. 343, pp. 202–213. Springer, Heidelberg (2012) CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Matsuo, Y., Hamasaki, M., Mori, J., Takeda, H., Hasida, K.: Ontological consideration on human relationship vocabulary for FOAF. In: Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Friend of a Friend, Social Networking and Semantic Web (2004)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Metais, E., Ghorbel, F., Herradi, N., Hamdi, F., Lammari, N., Nakache, D., Ellouze, N., Gargouri, F., Soukane, A.: Memory Prosthesis. In: Non-pharmacological Therapies in Dementia, p. 4 (2015) ( To appear)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Metais, E., Nakache, D., Herradi, N., Ghorbel, F.: Rapport final du projet VIVA: Vivre à Paris avec Alzheimer en 2030 grâce aux nouvelles technologies. Technical report, CEDRIC-14-3246, CEDRIC laboratory, CNAM-Paris, FranceGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Mika, P., Gangemi, A.: Descriptions of social relations. In: 1st Workshop on Friend of a Friend, Social Networking and the (Semantic) Web, September 2004Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Motik, B., Sattler, U., Studer, R.: Query answering for OWL-DL with rules. J. Web Sem. 3(1), 41–60 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Sainath, R.: Use of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) by Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury: Does it Improve Their Adaptive Function?. Alliant International University, San Diego (2007) Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Salthouse, T.A.: When does age-related cognitive decline begin? Neurobiol. Aging 30(4), 507–514 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Noura Herradi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fayçal Hamdi
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Métais
    • 1
  • Fatma Ghorbel
    • 3
  • Assia Soukane
    • 2
  1. 1.Cedric LabConservatoire National des Arts Et Métiers (CNAM)ParisFrance
  2. 2.Ecole Centrale d’Electronique (ECE)ParisFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire MIRACLEUniversité de SfaxSfaxTunisia

Personalised recommendations