A new informative page on OpenAGRIS is now available on the AIMS website, please see: aims.fao.org/openagris
OpenAGRIS: enriching AGRIS
The OpenAGRIS project started in 2011 with the objective of enriching the content of the AGRIS repository, a bibliographic data repository in the agricultural domain with more than 2.7 million XML records.
In OpenAGRIS the AGRIS dataset is connected to the following other information resources on the web:
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
- FAO Geopolitical Ontology
- AGRIS serials dataset
- Global capture production - FAO Fishery Statistical Collections
- World Bank
AGROVOC is used as the backbone for interlinking content. The methodology applied is based on the Linked Data principles, a way to publish structured data and interlink with other existing datasets, in a machine readable way.
Current result and prospects
Currently OpenAGRIS is available in a beta version and acts as a web application to aggregate information from different web sources with more than 60 million triples. Work interlinking to other datasets, to expand the AGRIS repository, is ongoing.