e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 8th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, December 6-7, 2016, Proceedings

Research Article

Modelization of Recipe in African Traditional Medicine with Visual Ontology Approach, Iconic Sketch

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-66742-3_29,
        author={Kouam\^{e} Appoh and Lamy Baptiste and Brou Marcellin and Lo Moussa},
        title={Modelization of Recipe in African Traditional Medicine with Visual Ontology Approach, Iconic Sketch},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 8th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, December 6-7, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2017},
        month={10},
        keywords={Ontology Iconic language African traditional medicine Plant sysMEDTRAD ontoMedtrad Icon West Africa},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-66742-3_29}
    }
    
  • Kouamé Appoh
    Lamy Baptiste
    Brou Marcellin
    Lo Moussa
    Year: 2017
    Modelization of Recipe in African Traditional Medicine with Visual Ontology Approach, Iconic Sketch
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66742-3_29
Kouamé Appoh,*, Lamy Baptiste1,*, Brou Marcellin2,*, Lo Moussa3,*
  • 1: Université Paris 13
  • 2: Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët Boigny de Yamoussoukro
  • 3: Université Gaston Berger
*Contact email: kgerappoh@gmail.com, jean-Baptiste.Lamy@Univ-Paris13.Fr, konanmarcellin@yahoo.fr, moussa.Lo@ugb.edu.sn

Abstract

The modernization of African traditional medicine (TM) using IT faces to illiteracy of most of the domain stakeholders. In order to assist traditional medicine practitioner (TMP) in theirs activities, we have propose an icon-based system to visually use plants and recipe in the drug preparation process. Therefore, traditional physicians can easily combine icons for medical prescription. For that, ontoMEDTRAD is an ontology including formal description for knowledge related to iconic representation of plants and recipes. Structurally, ontoMEDTRAD includes two modules: ontoConcept_term and ontoIcone denoting respectively the terms and the icons of concepts in this domain. Thus, avoiding any semantic issues, TMP can be free from language barriers, textual writing and reading in their work of healer. More specifically, this work aims to model plants and recipes in TM and propose compositional iconic language for plants and sketches for recipes.