status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): brandon whitehead, Caterina Caracciolo, Sophie Aubin

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: Stefanie Kethers

The group started in Jan 2017 and should close shortly. 

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. 39 Hints to Facilitate the Use of Semantics for Data on Agriculture and Nutrition: Recommendations from the RDA Agrisemantics Working Group (for community review, please send your comments)

Ongoing activities

  • We are considering pathways for the adoption of the recommendations by the targeted stakeholders (data managers, semantics profesionnals, software developers, and policy makers and funders): paper; conferences, GO FAIR IN, institutional projects, and services etc.
  • We are considering the future of the group in RDA and outside

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. P14 in Helsinki: Agrisemantics recommendations adoption

Past group events:

  1. P13 in Philadelphia: Agrisemantics Working Group wrap-up and next steps
  2. Agrisemantics @ MTSR 2018: Semantics for Data in Agriculture: A Community-Based Wish List 10.31220/
  3. IGAD pre-meeting in Berlin, March 19-20 (slides 17 to the end)
  4. RDA P11 in Berlin, March 21-23 (slides 1 to 16)
  5. RDA P10 - Agrisemantics: Towards Community-driven Use Cases of Semantics for Data Interoperability in Agriculture
  6. IGAD RDA Pre-meeting in Montreal: breakout session and 10' presentation (Defining the agrisemantics vision)
  7. IGAD RDA Pre-meeting in Barcelona: 10' presentation of WG first results
  8. 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
  9. RDA P9 - WG Agrisemantics: Landscaping the support of semantics for data interoperability in agriculture 
  10. panel @MTSR




First CfP DaMaLOS 2022 - 3rd Workshop on Research Objects Metadata and Management for Linked Open Science

by Leyla Jael Castro

Dear all, Apologies for cross-posting. Please find below the first CfP for the 3rd Workshop on Research Objects Metadata and Management for Linked Open Science DaMaLOS 2022 co-located with ISWC . Drop me a line if you have any questions. Kind regards, on behalf of DaMaLOS Organizing Committee. *DaMaLOS 2022: 3rd Workshop on Research Objects Metadata and Management for Linked Open ScienceOnline, October 23 or 24, 2022
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Named entity recognition, normalization & classification of species, pathogens and food: LivingNER Shared Task (IberLEF2022)

by Martin Krallinger

I am happy to share the call for participation of our new named entity recognition/text mining track on the detection/normalization of species (including humans, pathogens like virus, bacteria, parasites, as well as pets/farming animals and food, among others) in medical content. CFP: LivingNER Shared Task (IberLEF2022) Named entity recognition, normalization & classification of species, pathogens and food
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Second IGAD Annual Virtual Meeting 2022

by Imma Subirats Coll

Dear IGAD Community, The Second IGAD Annual Virtual Meeting 2022 is almost ready! The draft agenda will be published on Tuesday 15 March with lots of presentations and interesting topics! Just a brief summary: -  A session dedicated to Ethical and legal issues around agricultural data organized by Valeria Pesce (Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation, GFAR) 
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The Interest Group on Agricultural Data’s transition to “Improving Global Agricultural Data” Community of Practice has been approved by the RDA Council

by Imma Subirats Coll

The RDA Council recently approved the transition of the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) to the “Improving Global Agricultural Data” Community of Practice (CoP). The new CoP will create a space which will allow members to collaborate on a global scale on related areas of interest. 
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Webinar designed for RDA Group participants

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Hello - My apologies for cross-posting. We wanted to be sure RDA group Chairs and group members received this information about an upcoming webinar specifically designed to provide tips and strategies for promoting project outputs. This webinar is designed for RDA Working and Interest Group Members, but anyone interested in this topic is also invited and welcome to attend. Please register and attend "How To Get Attention for Research Project Outputs " webinar on 21 Oct 2021 - 15:00 UTC presented by Jennifer Gibson. Register here.
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CFP : Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR 2021)

by Sophie Aubin

Apologies for cross-posting ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CALL FOR PAPERS Paper Submission Deadline: 15th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR 2021) The Complutense University of Madrid, Spain between +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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IGAD Coffee Break webinar series from 16 June to 20 October 2021

by Imma Subirats Coll

The Research Data Alliance Interest Group for Agricultural Data (IGAD) is thrilled to announce that eight proposals have been accepted in support of the IGAD coffee break webinar series, and the new initiative will run from 16 June to 20 October 2021.  The new series will help to create an ongoing dialogue and encourage the exchange of experiences on agricultural research and innovation within the IGAD community
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AGROVOC call for use cases

by Imma Subirats Coll

[] AIMS Newsletter AGROVOC Special Announcement [ Call for Case Studies about your experience using AGROVOC © AGROVOC
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RDA VP17 Updates: Programme Available

by Eugenia Twomey

Dear members of the Agrisemantics WG,   The programme for RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) is now available. We look forward to seeing you all virtually for over 100 sessions, including many repeat sessions on 22 and 23 April, in an effort to accommodate a wider range of time zones.  
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Fwd: [Survey on AgroPortal] We love to hear your opinion!

by Clement Jonquet

Dear RDA IGAD and Agrisemantics, We are having a survey related to AgroPortal to get some feedback. Please have a look. Best Regards Clement
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