According to the increase of high quality welfare services in Japan, welfare services need engineering supports. In this paper, we develop a support system for a home care service, using a multi-agent system. The decision of a care schedule is performed autonomously by the negotiations among agents so that it is sufficient for clients and helpers to confirm… (More)
Effective information services could be provided for users by investing meta-data in information sources and making software agents understand it. In this paper, we make better use of a collection (ontology) of meta-data in the semantic Web technology for the design of an e-learning system that enables to provide learners with a more effective education… (More)
This paper presents a health advice system using an on-tology and inference rules. The ontology consists of the various concepts and their relationships about health and exercise. By combining the ontology and inference rules to derive health advices, recommended and/or non-recommended exercises are inferred and presented to the users.
This paper presents a health advice derivation system. The system can derive adequate advices according to user's goal and the health condition of the user because an ontology is introduced into the system for describing the knowledge about exercise, meal and user's health condition. We introduce an inference mechanism into the system for deriving advices… (More)
We introduce an inheritance concept into a specification method of mobile and real-time systems in order to reuse and refine existing specifications. Reusability by inheritance is emphasized in this paper. We take multiple inheritance to enable to reuse several specifications at a time. An upper specification can be skillfully divided into inherited parts… (More)