Ontology design for web sites recommendation in the health area

Regina Motz, Edelweis Rohrer


The query of web contents about the health area is an increasing
common practice among users with different features. Some of them realize queries with a concrete aim, for example patients that suffer a disease or relatives of the patient, doctors, all of them demanding specific information about a disease. Others do it just by curiosity, for example to inform themselves about prevention of diseases. These users have different levels of academic training. Taken this fact into account, this paper presents the design of an ontology that aims to ease the task of determining the degree of adequacy that a given heath web site has for a given user, obtaining a recommendation of reading of the content for this user.

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