Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/10238
Title: Agrotags: a contribution towards improved digital information management in agricultural research
Authors: Prabhakar, T V
Neelam, Lavanya Kiran
Balaji, V
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Agricultural research generates highly locale-specific as well as abstract or location-neutral information. Because of this diversity and the need to build prescriptive practices out of such information<b>, </b><span style="font-size: 9pt; color: rgb(35, 31, 32);">agricultural research information management on <span style="font-size: 9pt; color: rgb(35, 31, 32);">the web requires semantic enablement. Keyword assignment is an important step towards achieving this. In this paper we <span style="font-size: 9pt; color: rgb(35, 31, 32);">describe a taxonomy called Agrotags which is designed for tagging agriculture research documents. Agrotags is a broad <span style="font-size: 9pt; color: rgb(35, 31, 32);">subset of <span style="font-size: 9pt; color: rgb(35, 31, 32);">Agrovoc, the International thesaurus of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and is much smaller - about 2,100 as <span style="font-size: 9pt; color: rgb(35, 31, 32);">against 40,000 terms. Agrotags is manually created by carefully examining each of the Agrovoc terms for their utility in tagging. <span style="font-size: 9pt; color: rgb(35, 31, 32);">This selected subset is further refined and validated by looking at the manually assigned keywords from the FAO AGRIS <span style="font-size: 9pt; color: rgb(35, 31, 32);">databases. This is used in a new platform called OpenAgri that can be used to build <span style="font-size: 9pt; color: rgb(35, 31, 32);">institutional or network-based <span style="font-size: 9pt; color: rgb(35, 31, 32);">repositories <span style="font-size: 9pt; color: rgb(35, 31, 32);">of agricultural research documents. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>
Description: 278-281
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10238
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Appears in Collections:ALIS Vol.57(3) [September 2010]

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