The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) supports research and technological innovation for Brazilian and tropical agriculture. A controlled vocabulary, Agrotermos, is under development at Embrapa by a working group of nine staff members in agriculture, agricultural terminology, natural language processing, linguistics, and library science.
The Embrapa team uses AGROVOC for indexing their research repositories and curates AGROVOC in Brazilian Portuguese with the objective of improving the integration, visibility, and semantic interoperability of their work with global agricultural knowledge. For the coming year, they plan to integrate about 4,500 terms and concepts related to specific terminologies in Brazilian Portuguese.
AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. It is widely used in specialized libraries as well as digital libraries and repositories to index content and for the purpose of text mining. It is also used as a specialized tagging resource for content organization by FAO and third-party stakeholders. AGROVOC is published monthly with the aim to improve the quality of the services for the agricultural community, AGROVOC is now engaging with expert communities that are contributing and benefiting of the AGROVOC services.