Linked Data for fighting global hunger: experiences in setting standards for agricultural information management

Baker, Thomas and Keizer, Johannes . Linked Data for fighting global hunger: experiences in setting standards for agricultural information management., 2010 In: Linking Enterprise Data. Springer, pp. 177-201. [Book chapter]

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FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, has the global goal to defeat hunger and eliminate poverty. One of its core functions is the generation,dissemination and application of information and knowledge. Since 2000, the Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS)activity in FAO’s Knowledge Exchange and Capacity Building Division has promoted the use of Semantic Web standards to improve information sharing within a global network of research institutes and related partner organizations. The strategy emphasizes the use of simple descriptive metadata, thesauri, and ontologies for integrating access to information from a wide range of sources for both scientific and non-expert audiences. An early adopter of Semantic Web technology, the AIMS strategy is evolving to help information providers in nineteen language areas use modern Linked Data methods to improve the quality of life in developing rural areas, home to seventy percent of the world’s poor and hungry people

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: Linked Data, Vocabularies, Metadata, AIMS, FAO AIMS, FAO
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > ID. Knowledge representation.
I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
I. Information treatment for information services > IF. Information transfer: protocols, formats, techniques.
Depositing user: Thembani Malapela
Date deposited: 08 Jan 2014 14:00
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:29


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