Публикации

  • Enabling Multilingual Search through Controlled Vocabularies: the AGRIS Approach

    AGRIS is a bibliographic database of scientific publications in the food and agricultural domain. The AGRIS web portal is highly visited, reaching peaks of 350,000 visits/month from more than 200 countries and territories. Considering the variety of AGRIS users, the possibility to support cross-language information retrieval is crucial to improve...

  • GACS Core: Creation of a Global Agricultural Concept Scheme

    The most frequently used concepts from AGROVOC, CABT, and NALT { three major thesauri in the area of food and agriculture { have been merged into a Global Agricultural Concept Scheme, with 15,000 concepts and over 350,000 terms in 28 languages in its beta re-lease of May 2016. This set...

  • Exposing vocabularies for soil as Linked Open Data

    Standards to describe soil properties are well established, with many ISO specifications and a few international thesauri available for specific applications. Besides, in recent years, the European directive on ‘‘Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE)” has brought together most of the existing standards into a well defined...

  • Setting up a Global Linked Data Catalog of Datasets for Agriculture

    The movement to share data has been on the rise in the last decade and lately in the agricultural domain. Similarly platforms for publishing scientific and sta-tistical datasets have sprouted and have improved visibility and availability of datasets. Yet there are still constraints in making datasets discoverable and re-usable. Commonly...

  • VocBench: a Web Application for Collaborative Development of Multilingual Thesauri

    We introduce VocBench, an open source web application for editing thesauri complying with the SKOS and SKOS-XL standards. VocBench has a strong focus on collaboration, supported by workflow management for content validation and publication. Dedicated user roles provide a clean separation of competences, addressing different specificities ranging from management as-pects...

  • AGRIS: providing access to agricultural research data exploiting open data on the web

    AGRIS is the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology. It is supported by a large community of data providers, partners and users. AGRIS is a database that aggregates bibliographic data, and through this core data, related content across online information systems is retrieved by taking advantage of Semantic Web...

  • Role of information literacy in agricultural productivity and food security: An international perspective

    Access to agricultural information ensures that stakeholders in the farming system can make informed decisions towards increasing agricultural productivity. Agricultural information and data are stored in distributed systems and repositories (using different pieces of software and databases) that expose a variety of research outputs with various metadata formats. Often grey...

  • The role of AGRIS in providing global agricultural information to boost productivity and food security

    Access to agricultural information ensures that stakeholders in the farming system can make informed decisions towards increasing agricultural productivity. Agricultural information and data are stored in distributed systems and repositories (using different pieces of software and databases) that expose a variety of research outputs with various metadata formats. Often grey...

  • The role of AGRIS in providing global agricultural information to boost productivity and food security

    Access to agricultural information ensures that stakeholders in the farming system can make informed decisions towards increasing agricultural productivity. Agricultural information and data are stored in distributed systems and repositories (using different pieces of software and databases) that expose a variety of research outputs with various metadata formats. Often grey...

  • Opening and Linking Agricultural Research Data

    A Research Data Alliance (RDA) Interest Group has formed around a community of scientists and researchers who wish to make agricultural data, information, and knowledge more accessible. The objective of the Agricultural Data Interest Group is to get together active representatives of the major international institutions that work on agricultural...