Agrisemantics WG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Steve Diggs
WGs Wrapping up (from ~12 months after RDA endorsement)

The group started in Jan 2017 and will close on June 2018. 

The goal of the Agrisemantics WG is to gather community-based requirements and use cases for an infrastructure that supports appropriate use of semantics for data interoperability, with special focus on agriculture.

The outputs of the WG will be:

  1. A report on semantics landscape for agricultural data,
  2. A set of use cases and requirements,
  3. A document on recommendations for the future of semantics for agricultural data - software, functionalities, semantic assets to enhance data interoperability in agriculture. 

Ongoing activities

  • Collection of use cases: tell us your story, limitations, and expectations.

We are collecting input on use cases on the use of semantic resources for agricultural data - be those controlled vocabularies, metadata schemas or ontologies. We are interested in knowing what problems and limitations people face when dealing with them. To this end, we have set up a short survey, 6 questions, that you can find as an online document:

To provide your use case: 1. go to the dedicated shared folder: 2. and make your own copy of the survey, respecting the naming convention (this will help us process and analyze the results!).

 In case of doubts, do not hesitate to ask one of the chairs!

 Please be informed that all shared folders are public. We also plan on publishing the collected use cases as support material for the requirement document.

Many thanks!

  • bi-weekly calls. Register to the group to keep abreast of developments. 

Some shared resources

  1. A poster on semantics in agriculture - a visual introduction! Feel free to print it out and hang it to your door :) 

Upcoming group-related events:

  1. IGAD pre-meeting in Berlin, March 19-20
  2. RDA P11 in Berlin, March 21-23

Past group events:

  1. RDA P10 - Agrisemantics: Towards Community-driven Use Cases of Semantics for Data Interoperability in Agriculture
  2. IGAD RDA Pre-meeting in Montreal: breakout session and 10' presentation (Defining the agrisemantics vision)
  3. IGAD RDA Pre-meeting in Barcelona: 10' presentation of WG first results
  4. RDA P9 - Joint Session of IG Agricultural Data, WG Wheat Data Interoperability, WG Rice Data Interoperability, WG Agrisemantics: Results of the IGAD Pre-Meeting RDA P9 adopting RDA outputs
  5. RDA P9 - WG Agrisemantics: Landscaping the support of semantics for data interoperability in agriculture 
  6. panel @MTSR


Recent Activity

12 Mar 2018

RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg][on-farm-data-sharing-wg][fdiwg][metrics-indicators-agriculture] Activities during the RDA P11 (Berlin, Germany) - Don;t miss the opportunity to join!

Dear all,
Additionally I would like to express our gratitude for the support that IGAD and WGs have received from the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to organize these series of events!
Best regards,
- Show quoted text -From: imma.subirats=***@***.*** [mailto:***@***.***] On Behalf Of subirats

08 Mar 2018

meeting today canceled

Dear all,
I am sorry to have to cancel our meeting again.
Too few advances on the use cases analysis have been done recently to justify a meeting. We will come back to you soon with an agenda for our meeting in Berlin on March 20 morning.
Sophie Aubin
INRA - Délégation à l'Information Scientifique et Technique (DIST)
E-mail: ***@***.***
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21 Feb 2018

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig] [rda-agrisemantics-wg] Fwd: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig] Advice on new controlled vocabulary

Hi all,
The UO was created before QUDT existed. As an OBO person, I am naturally
a proponent of the benefits of an OBO-treatment of an ontology. However,
in this particular case it may be better to use a more widely supported
semantic web ontology. The UO does have some useful axiomatization
linking units to qualities in PATO; but this could be transferred to a
bridging ontology that uses QUDT. The UO may also have some specific
terms not in QUDT, but these could be maintained as an extension

21 Feb 2018

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-agrisemantics-wg] Fwd: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig] Advice on new controlled vocabulary

This thread is going a lot of places, so I will keep my input short (ish). Full disclosure, I have a stake in just about everything I mention.
1) The RDA VSSIG [1] has a number of task groups [2] which may be of interest.
2) If you want to use an ontology that is not in AgroPortal or BioPortal, the hopefully straightforward solution is to add the ontology to one or both repositories, that's what they are for. I should note, BioPortal is not constrained to just biomedical ontologies. A third option is ESIP's Community Ontology Repository (COR) [3].

21 Feb 2018

Fwd: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig] Advice on new controlled vocabulary

Dear agrisemantics members,
I am transfering this most interesting discussion which started on the IGAD mailing list. Sorry for multiple posting
Sophie Aubin - Inra - DIST
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De : ElizabethArnaud <***@***.***>
Date : 21/02/2018 12:59 (GMT+01:00)
À : RichardOstler <***@***.***>, ***@***.***, "simon.cox" <***@***.***>, "Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD)" <***@***.***>
Cc : valeria pesce <***@***.***>, Jonquet <***@***.***>

16 Feb 2018

RDA VSSIG Ontology Metadata Task Group Survey

Dear RDA WGs,
I transfer this to this 3 groups that I know and sometimes participate in, but feel free to transfer this to other metadata/standardization/ontologies related WGs.
Dear all,
[Apologies for multiple receptions - this announcement has been sent to multiple mailing lists of the ontology/semantic Web/linked data/standardization communities.]
If you are somehow familiar with the use of ontologies, please consider answering this survey.

14 Feb 2018

Fwd: [agroportal-users] AgroPortal metadata new features short appreciation survey

Dear Agrisemantics members,
For those who use AgroPortal either to find or to publish semantic resource, please do not forget to participate in this survey!
Great improvements have been made so far. Are you happy with them? Do you have other expectations? Please tell!
Sophie Aubin - Inra - DIST
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De : Clement Jonquet <***@***.***>
Date : 13/02/2018 20:04 (GMT+01:00)
À : ***@***.***