Ontology Development for Interoperable Database to Share Data in Service Fields

Towards Evaluation of Robotic Devices for Nursing Care
  • Satoshi NishimuraEmail author
  • Ken Fukuda
  • Kentaro Watanabe
  • Hiroyasu Miwa
  • Takuichi Nishimura
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9544)


Sharing data from various systems such as sensor networks, time and motion study data, and text data is important. To process and manage the collected data, the authors have proposed a database framework called the COTO database. As described in this paper, the authors propose a COTO-ontology as the basis of the COTO database. The COTO-ontology was developed based on the data collected by DANCE, which is an evaluation tool of quality of care, from the real settings. It will be applied as a platform for the evaluation of robotic devices used for nursing care.


Service engineering Elderly nursing care Ontology development 



A part of this study was supported by AMED Project to Promote the Development and Introduction of Robotic Devices for Nursing Care. We appreciate Wakoen and momo-chan’s earnest support for this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Nishimura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ken Fukuda
    • 1
  • Kentaro Watanabe
    • 1
  • Hiroyasu Miwa
    • 1
  • Takuichi Nishimura
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Informatics Research InstituteNational Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyTokyoJapan

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