Smart organization of agricultural knowledge : the example of the AGROVOC Concept Server and Agropedia

Sini, Margherita and Rajbhandari, Sachit and Singh, Jeetendra and Keizer, Johannes and Prabhakar, T.V. and Kawtrakul, Asanee Smart organization of agricultural knowledge : the example of the AGROVOC Concept Server and Agropedia., 2010 . In ISKO 2010 Conference, Rome (Italy), 23-26 February 2010. [Conference paper]


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The tendency of representing information in a form that could be better elaborated by computers (the so called “machine readable format”) (Berners-Lee 1998) initiated years ago, expanded to many domains, among which Agriculture. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The Kasetsart University and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur are pioneers in the representation of information and knowledge related to this domain using modern techniques such as ontology languages. This paper analyzes a couple of projects developed by these organizations, aiming to make use of a concept-oriented approach while describing agricultural topics. It is organized in two chapters each referred to each project, describing in particular the innovative aspects, the benefits, and the technology used.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Knowledge organization system; Knowledge organization system development; Ontology; Agriculture; Knowledge management; Thesaurus; FAO; AIMS; FAOAIMS
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > ID. Knowledge representation.
Depositing user: Ciro Llueca
Date deposited: 03 May 2011
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:19


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