Identifying Control Parameters in Cheese Fabrication Process Using Precedence Constraints

  • Melanie MunchEmail author
  • Pierre-Henri Wuillemin
  • Juliette Dibie
  • Cristina Manfredotti
  • Thomas Allard
  • Solange Buchin
  • Elisabeth Guichard
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11198)


Modeling cheese fabrication process helps experts to check their assumption on the domain such as finding which parameters (denoted as control parameters) can explain the final products and its properties. This modeling is however complex as it involves various parameters and a reasoning over different steps. Our previous work presents a method to learn a probabilistic relational model in order to check a user’s (an expert on the considered domain) assumption on a transformation process domain, using a knowledge base of this domain and his expert knowledge. However this method did not include temporal information, and thus the learned model is not enough to reason on the cheese fabrication process. In this article we present an extension of our previous work that allows a user to integrate causal and temporal information represented by precedence constraints in order to model a cheese fabrication process. This allows the user to check his assumption to identify the transformation process control parameters.


Ontology Probabilistic relational model Temporality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melanie Munch
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pierre-Henri Wuillemin
    • 2
  • Juliette Dibie
    • 1
  • Cristina Manfredotti
    • 1
  • Thomas Allard
    • 3
  • Solange Buchin
    • 4
  • Elisabeth Guichard
    • 3
  1. 1.UMR MIA-Paris, AgroParisTech, INRAUniversité Paris-SaclayParisFrance
  2. 2.Sorbonne University, UPMC, Univ Paris 06, CNRS UMR 7606, LIP6ParisFrance
  3. 3.CSGA, AgroSupDijon, CNRS, INRA, Université Bourgogne Franche-ComtéDijonFrance
  4. 4.UR342 INRAPolignyFrance

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