AGROVOC November 2019 Release

AGROVOC November 2019 release is out!

We have now reached 36,654 concepts and 738,142 terms. 

AGROVOC data can be accessed in different ways depending on the user needs. Editors use VocBench3 to edit AGROVOC. AGROVOC human users consult mainly SKOSMOS GUI to search concepts and navigate the hierarchy. Legacy tools still interact with SOAP Web Services.

Automatic tools consult SKOSMOS APIs, URI resolution or SPARQL endpoint. Users having network limitations or specific requirements may prefer to download the entire release and load it in their own tool.

The AGROVOC webinar recording on "Strengthening AGROVOC through engagement with expert communities: Multischeme multihierarchy and thesaurus management" held on 31 October is available here.

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A helpful tip for doing some searches in SKOSMOS: SKOSMOS searches only in concepts having a label starting with the input value. So, if you search for "regis" you will find, for example "registration" and "registered designation of origin", but not "deed registration". If you want to search for all concepts having a label containing such input value, you need to put * before and after, so, for example, you can input *regis* and you will get many more results.

The next release should be around the 10 December 2019.

If you need to suggest a new concept and are not an AGROVOC Editor, please remember that can also be done via email.
If you need more information directly, contact us and we will do our best to help.

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