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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2015.060241
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 6 Issue 2, 2015.
Abstract: One of the most important challenges to be ad-dressed when establishing an integrated smart health environ-ment is the availability of shareable health data and knowledge which standardize the interoperability of components within the environment. Health ontologies are commonly utilized to enable interoperability between applications in such environment. However, the dynamic nature of health knowledge causes the need for frequent changes in health ontologies which then must be propagated to the relevant applications. A change propagation method that can efficiently streamline the change management from an ontology to all the applications which reference to it is proposed. A component called a mapper is used to manage the mapping between application terms and ontology concepts. The mapper is aimed to maintain the applications’ access to the most up-to-date ontology concepts and to improve the semantic mapping between the application terms and the ontology concepts. Some rules are developed for the change propagation process. The evaluation of the method shows that the mapper can improve the mapping list in terms of: (i) correctness, by proposing a new mapping entry to substitute an existing one which is not valid anymore because ontology concept is deleted or changed;(ii) currency maintenance, by recommending a better mapping between an application term and a new ontology concept based on the similarity value between the term and the new concept.
Anny Kartika Sari and Wenny Rahayu, “Ontology-based Change Propagation in Shareable Health Information Applications” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 6(2), 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2015.060241