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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    Automatic Keyword Extraction

    Automatic keyword extraction is the task to identify a small set of words, key phrases, keywords, or key segments from a document that can describe the meaning of the document . It should be done...

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    data mining

    A class of database applications that look for hidden patterns in a group of data that can be used to predict future behavior. For example, data mining software can help retail companies find...

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    Linked Data Platform

    is an open source tool-kit that enables the creation of semantically rich, web 3.0 applications, driven by structured and semi-structured data. A Linked Data Platform (LDP) can also be explained as...

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    Simple Knowledge Organization System

    is a W3C recommendation designed for representation of thesauri, classification schemes, taxonomies, subject-heading systems, or any other type of structured controlled vocabulary. SKOS is part of...

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    Unique Author Identification

    Is a system of assigning a persistant digital identifier that distinguishes an author from another contributor. The use of unique author identification intends to solve the problem where multiple...

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    Ontology Alignment

    Ontology alignment is the process of determining correspondences between concepts. A set of correspondences is also called an alignment.

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