Intake and Preparation of Malay Confinement Dietary Ontology Framework

  • Nur Liyana Lazim
  • Muhammad Hamiz Mohd RadziEmail author
  • Haryani Haron
  • Mohammad Bakri Che Haron
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10645)


In the rapid development of science and technology, indigenous knowledge needs to be preserved to avoid the extinction of knowledge. Indigenous knowledge can be defined as the knowledge that is being used by the local people in a certain community to live. The indigenous knowledge that is widely used in Malaysia is the Malay Confinement Dietary (MCD). Confinement is the restrictions that are placed on the diets and practices for the mothers during the month right after the delivery of their baby. Mothers in confinement needs to consume confinement dishes to restore back their health. However, mothers in confinement might not get the correct nutrients due to the intake and preparation of the confinement dish. The knowledge of the intake and preparation of the confinement dish are based on the knowledge and experiences of the midwives which will lead to data extinction if it is not being preserved. Therefore, ontology framework to preserve the knowledge of the intake and preparation of MCD is proposed in this paper. By preserving this kind of knowledge, it can be valuable and useful for the future generation to get to know previous generation’s practice regarding MCD.



The authors are grateful from the support to this work financially by UiTM Melaka.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nur Liyana Lazim
    • 1
  • Muhammad Hamiz Mohd Radzi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Haryani Haron
    • 2
  • Mohammad Bakri Che Haron
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakulti Sains Komputer & MatematikMerlimauMalaysia
  2. 2.Fakulti Sains Komputer & MatematikShah AlamMalaysia

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