AIMS Glossary lists selected technical terms used in this website and also within the information management field. The purpose of the AIMS Glossary is to collect "technical" concepts used in the agricultural information management context and to provide definitions and to link them to a set of resources free accessible on the Web for more information.

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    Extensible Markup Language (XML)

    A language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is readable by both machines and humans. (Source: Welcome to the Open Glossary)

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    information extraction

    is the task of automatically extracting structured information from unstructured and/or semi-structured machine-readable documents. Ontology-based information extraction (OBIE) is the use of an...

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    Word sense disambiguation (WSD)

    is the task of identifying the correct meaning of a word in context. As a basic semantic understanding task at the lexical level, WSD is a fundamental problem in natural language processing. It can...

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    Anonymisation

    The process of adapting data so that individuals cannot be identified from it.The process aims in turning data into a form which does not identify individuals and where identification is not likely...

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    concept

    The fundamental element of the SKOS vocabulary is the concept. Concepts are the units of thought – ideas, meanings, or (categories of) objects and events – which underlie many knowledge...

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    Dereferenceable URIs

    When an HTTP client can look up a URI using the HTTP protocol and retrieve a description of the resource, it is called a dereferenceable URI. Dereferenceable URIs applies to URIs that are used to...

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