\(PO^2\) - A Process and Observation Ontology in Food Science. Application to Dairy Gels

  • Liliana IbanescuEmail author
  • Juliette Dibie
  • Stéphane Dervaux
  • Elisabeth Guichard
  • Joe Raad
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 672)


This paper focuses on the knowledge representation task for an interdisciplinary project called Delicious concerning the production and transformation processes in food science. The originality of this project is to combine data from different disciplines like food composition, food structure, sensorial perception and nutrition. Available data sets are described using different vocabularies and are stored in different formats. Therefore there is a need to define an ontology, called \(PO^2\) (Process and Observation Ontology), as a common and standardized vocabulary for this project. The scenario 6 of the NeON methodology was used for building \(PO^2\) and the core component is implemented in OWL. By making use of \(PO^2\), data from the project were structured and an use case is presented here. \(PO^2\) aims to play a key role as the representation layer of the querying and simulation systems of Delicious project.


Process and Observation Ontology Domain ontology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liliana Ibanescu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Juliette Dibie
    • 1
  • Stéphane Dervaux
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Guichard
    • 2
  • Joe Raad
    • 1
  1. 1.UMR MIA-Paris, AgroParisTech, INRA, Université Paris-SaclayParisFrance
  2. 2.UMR 1324 INRA, UMR 6265 CNRS, Université de BourgogneDijonFrance

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