The first beta of GACS, the Global Agricultural Concept Scheme, is out!
GACS explored the possibility of creating a global repository of concepts and terminology in the area of agriculture. This first beta is the result of the first experimental attempt, and it went very well! We now have a pool of concepts based on a mapping between AGROVOC, the CAB Thesaurus and the NAL Thesaurus. An analysis of the the coverage of GACS beta with respect to AGROVOC showed that it could already be used to index AGRIS, with no significant loss of indexing concepts.
Highlights OF GACS beta 1.0
- 15,273 concepts
- 414,502 terms in 23 languages
- Aligned with the latest AGROVOC release from March 2015
We are now planning a GACS Phase III, which will focus especially on creating an editorial environment, improving the quality and structure of GACS and extending the GACS partnership to additional organizations and partner thesauri.
For more background information on the GACS project, see: http://tinyurl.com/gacs-presentation