Patient Practitioner Assistive Communications Ontology

  • David E. ForbesEmail author
  • Pornpit Wongthongtham
  • Chamonix Terblanche
  • Udsanee Pakdeetrakulwong
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 123)


In the previous chapter, ontology engineering including different methodologies, design criteria, verification process, and editor tool are presented. That gives a general understanding of ontology development. In this chapter, we present specifically the development of PPAC ontology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David E. Forbes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pornpit Wongthongtham
    • 2
  • Chamonix Terblanche
    • 3
  • Udsanee Pakdeetrakulwong
    • 4
  1. 1.Independent ResearcherPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  3. 3.City of CockburnPerthAustralia
  4. 4.Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat UniversityNakhon PathomThailand

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