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Designing an Ontology for Managing the Diets of Hypertensive Individuals
Clunis, Julaine Sashanie

2016, MLIS, Kent State University, College of Communication and Information / School of Library and Information Science.
Making use of semantic technologies to combine various resources into one integrated environment, this study developed an ontology for hypertensive individuals to gain a better understanding of the nutrients in foods and recipes and what effect these have on the disease, prescribed drugs, and their general health. In particular, 10% of a sample of 500 recipes obtained from the web, and 10% of the food items from the USDA nutrient database was used as data in the ontology which had 75 classes, 22 object properties, and 33 data properties. The study established proto-personas to aid in development of competency questions which would be used with the Pellet reasoner to test whether the ontology could inform about nutrition goals for hypertensive individuals. The testing results provide evidence to support the idea that an ontology may be used to provide guidance to individuals with chronic disease, highlighting what foods may be safely consumed and which may cause problems. The conclusion is that an ontology can be successfully used to provide support to medical personnel and advance the cause of patient engagement as they seek to manage chronic illnesses such as hypertension.
Marcia Zeng, Ph.D. (Advisor)
Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D. (Advisor)
Karen Gracy, Ph.D. (Committee Member)
92 p.

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