An ontological model to preserve indigenous knowledge of Malay confinement dietary / Mohammad Hamiz Mohd Radzi

Mohd Radzi, Mohammad Hamiz (2013) An ontological model to preserve indigenous knowledge of Malay confinement dietary / Mohammad Hamiz Mohd Radzi. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


Science and technology are intimately linked to the studies and expansion in the general progression of the society. However, Indigenous Knowledge (IK) which holds the same weight-age as the development of the society with science seems to be forgotten and it leads to its extinction. IK is a tacit, scattered and unorganized knowledge that being used by the people in certain environments in making their living such as health, spiritual and agriculture. Hence, this research intends to gather, structure and model Malay indigenous health knowledge with scope focuses on the Malay confinement dietaiy. This qualitative interpretive research is using a sampling of the purposive method in order to gather the data through the interviews with Malay traditional midwives, gynaecologist and dietician. Then, the conceptual analysis is used to structure the unorganized data from the interviews. The ontological model is then developed and it is divided into five main classes which are the food, food pyramid, restriction, nutrient deficiency, and reason. The classes will be linked to each other through object properties of isEnhance, hasReason, hasRestriction and hasLevel. The prototype of web semantic representation is finally developed in Eclipse by using J2EE library integrated with Jena framework. For ontology validation, Application-Based Evaluation is used to evaluate the ontological model and the prototype by checking the correctness of the information retrieved. This research contributes on modelling Malay confinement dietary into ontological model and represented it into web semantic system besides discovering the relationship indirectly between the scientific towards practicing of Malay confinement dietary.


Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mohd Radzi, Mohammad HamizUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Algebra > Combinatorics. Combinatorial analysis
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Item ID: 16293
Uncontrolled Keywords: Web semantic system; Malay confinement dietary


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