Ontology Engineering for the Design and Implementation of Personal Pervasive Lifestyle Support

Michael A. van Bekkum, Hans-Ulrich Krieger, Mark A. Neerincx, Frank Kaptein, Bernd Kiefer, Rifca Peters, Stefania Racioppa

In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Semantic Systems. ACM International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS-2016) The Linked Data Conference September 12-15 ACM ICP 2016.


The PAL project is developing an embodied conversational agent (robot and its avatar), and applications for child-agent activities that help children from 8 to 14 years old to acquire the required knowledge, skills, and attitude for adequate diabetes self-management. Formal and informal caregivers can use the PAL system to enhance their supportive role for this self-management learning process. We are developing a common ontology (i) to support normative behavior in a flexible way, (ii) to establish mutual understanding in the human-agent system, (iii) to integrate and utilize knowledge from the application and scientific domains, and (iv) to produce sensible human-agent dialogues. The common ontology is constructed by relating and integrating partly existing separate ontologies that are specific to certain contexts or domains. This paper presents the general vision, approach, and state of the art.


PAL_OntoEngineering_SEMANTiCS2016-final.pdf (pdf, 629 KB )

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence