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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    FAO Geopolitical Ontology

    Mechanism to describe, manage and exchange data related to geopolitical entities such as countries, territories, regions and other similar areas

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    Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)

    String of characters used to identify a name or a resource on the Internet. The most common form of URI is the Web page address, which is a particular form or subset of URI called a Uniform...

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    Open Data

    Data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone - subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike.

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    Public Domain

    Works in the public domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired, been forfeited, or are inapplicable. Any person can make use of them for any purpose, including copying,...

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    Semantic Web

    A mesh of information linked up in a way to be easily processable by machines, on a global scale. The Semantic Web was thought up by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the WWW, URIs, HTTP, and HTML....

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    Peer Review

    Peer review is a process used for checking the work performed by one's equals (peers) to ensure it meets specific criteria. The objective is to verify whether the work satisfies the...