International Symposium on Agricultural Ontology Service 2012
The International Symposium on Agricultural Ontology Service 2012 (AOS 212) will take place in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia on 3-4 September, 2012
Ontology is the groundwork for the semantic web and plays a critical role in the process of knowledge engineering.
Application potential of agriculture ontology recognized
In 2000, FAO initiated the program of Agricultural Ontology Service (AOS), aiming to establish standards and develop tools to enhance the effective agricultural knowledge service and collaboration around the world. Ten-year's implementation and effort made significant achievement and the application potential of agriculture ontology has been recognized.
The purpose of AOS 2012 is to advocate this process further, to satisfy the requirement on the effective sharing, organizing, managing and merging the agricultural information resource in an open, inter-connected semantic environments.