AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc. It is published by FAO and edited by a community of experts.
AGROVOC consists of over 32,000 concepts available in up to 20 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Thai, Turkish.
AGROVOC is used by researchers, librarians and information managers for indexing, retrieving and organizing data in agricultural information systems and web pages. Currently, AGROVOC is an SKOS-XL concept scheme, a Linked Open Data set aligned with 13 other multilingual knowledge organization systems related to agriculture. You may download AGROVOC, access its Web Services or SPARQL endpoint.
AGROVOC is edited through VocBench (VB), an open-source, web-based collaborative editing tool for multilingual thesauri and RDF-SKOS resources.
- Search terms or browse hierarchies
- Download in RDF (core or LOD)
- Access the Web services
- Browse the Sandbox version of VB
- Suggest new terms
Release Notes: Cross-Scheme Management in VocBench 2.1
The VocBench 2.1 is around the corner and release notes can be read here. VocBench is a web-based, multilingual, editing and workflow tool that manages thesauri, authority lists and glossaries using SKOS. One of the main features of the forthcoming VocBench 2.1 will be SKOS Cross-Scheme Management. In the release notes, users can get acquainted with this feature in advance and this will be included also in the manual of VocBench
The notes currently have the introduction, some notes about data integrity and then described are the checks carried upon the most dangerous operation: removing a concept from a scheme. The VocBench development group will be adding more information in the next days.
Group of Interest
Community of Practice to discuss the developments of AGROVOC from a classical thesaurus to a concept scheme.
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