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Sustainability 2018, 10(11), 4197; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114197

Knowledge Management in Healthcare Sustainability: A Smart Healthy Diet Assistant in Traditional Chinese Medicine Culture

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College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
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School of Management, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
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Department of Computer Science and Technology, Zhuhai College of Jilin University, Zhuhai 519041, China
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Symbol Computation and Knowledge Engineer of Ministry of Education, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
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Received: 28 September 2018 / Revised: 7 November 2018 / Accepted: 9 November 2018 / Published: 14 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability for Healthcare)
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Abstract

In the past 40 years, with the changes to dietary structure and the dramatic increase in the consumption of meat products in developing countries, especially in China, encouraging populations to maintain their previous healthy eating patterns will have health, environmental, and economic co-benefits. Healthy diet education plays an important role in the promotion of people’s healthy behavior. However, in the modern age, the data regarding healthy diets available on the internet is increasing rapidly and is distributed on multiple sources. It is time-consuming for users to learn about healthy diets on the internet: they need to search data on multiple platforms, choose and integrate information, and then understand what they have learned. To help people retrieve and learn healthy diet knowledge more efficiently and comprehensively, this paper designs a knowledge graph to integrate healthy diet information on the internet and provides a semantic retrieval system. In the knowledge graph, five main concepts are defined, including food material, dish, nutritional element, symptom, and crowd, as well as the relationships among them. In addition, Chinese dietary culture elements and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory are also contained in the knowledge graph. The preliminary results show that by using the system, users learn healthy diet knowledge more quickly and comprehensively and they are more inclined to have balanced diets. This work could be regarded as a retrieval and education tool, which can assist healthcare and national sustainable development. View Full-Text
Keywords: healthcare sustainability; healthcare education; healthy diet; knowledge graph; traditional Chinese medicine healthcare sustainability; healthcare education; healthy diet; knowledge graph; traditional Chinese medicine
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Chi, Y.; Yu, C.; Qi, X.; Xu, H. Knowledge Management in Healthcare Sustainability: A Smart Healthy Diet Assistant in Traditional Chinese Medicine Culture. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4197.

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