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  • Automatic Term Relationship Cleaning and Refinement for AGROVOC

    AGROVOC is a multilingual thesaurus developed and maintained by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Like all thesauri, it contains some explicit semantics, which allow it to be transformed into an ontology or used as a resource for ontology construction. However, most thesauri, AGROVOC included, give very ...
  • Reengineering Thesauri for New Applications: the AGROVOC Example

    Existing classification schemes and thesauri are lacking in well-defined semantics and structural consistency. Empowering end users in searching collections of ever increasing magnitudes with performance far exceeding plain free-text searching (as used in many Web search engines), and developing systems that not only find but also process information for action, ...
  • FAO’s multilingual AGROVOC thesaurus now in Czech

    FAO’s agricultural thesaurus, Agrovoc, is now online in Czech in addition to the existing Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese versions. Agrovoc is used throughout FAO’s Web pages to help locate subject-specific information and is particularly relevant to indexers, librarians and translators working in the global food and ...