"Improving Semantics in Agriculture" Workshop - Material Online!

On the 2nd and 3rd of July 2015 the "Improving Semantics in Agriculture" Workshop took place in the FAO Head Quarter in Rome, Italy. The workshop was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 38 international experts participated in the workshop.

The goal of this workshop was to draw a roadmap for the future of information management based on shared semantics.

The GACS ("Global Agricultural Concept Scheme") has started a process in this direction, by bringing together three major thesauri in agriculture, to build a common, global repository of conceptual and terminological information. Much more has to be done to create a  reference point and clearing house  for  vocabularies, taxonomies and ontologies in Agriculture  and Nutrtion.  The workshop was a starting point to decide the next steps in this process.

If you are interested in the workshop material and further background information, please have a look at the workshop webpage:

http://aims.fao.org/agrisemantics-workshop-2015

 

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