2020 Convention session – Connecting ontologies and thesauri for Agrifood data annotation: the use case of AGROVOC and the agronomy ontology
This session on ontologies and thesauri for agri-food data annotation aired live at the 2020 virtual CGIAR Convention on Big Data in Agriculture.
This session broaches the topic of linking ontologies and thesauri to support the annotation of both data and publications. AGROVOC is a popular multi-lingual thesaurus with a wide coverage, mainly used in metadata of publications stored in repositories and databases while quality ontologies, providing richer semantic relationships, are used to annotate data at a granular level. These resources share similar concepts but also provides domain-specific terms. In this context, would it be a good practice to semantically connect AGROVOC with complementary ontologies?
The AGROVOC team shares their opinion and present possible technical solutions for linking AGROVOC with ontologies, starting with the Agronomy Ontology. A panel of semantics experts and users present their views and answer this question, formulating possible solutions that would help users of both semantic resources.
- Céline Aubert: Ontologies CoP communication coordinator, IFPRI
- Andrea Turbati: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Information Management Specialist
- Pier Buttigieg: GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel Full-time , Digital Knowledge Steward & Senior Data Scientist
- Chris Mungall: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Head of Biosystems Data Science
- Imma Subirats: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Senior Information Management Officer
- Daniel Martini: Association for Technologies and Structures in Agriculture (KTBL e.V.), Deputy Head of Databases and Knowledge Technologies Department
- Elizabeth Arnaud: Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, Digital Solutions Team co-Leader, Ontologies CoP Leader
November 18, 2020