Recent Activity: Agrisemantics WG

14 Nov 2016

Invitation for a Discussion Group on “Metrics and indicators in agricultural science” in IGAD Pre-meeting

Dear All,

Following up on Imma Subirat’s post on October 17th, I would like to invite those who are interested in joining the discussion group on “Metrics and indicators in agricultural science” in IGAD Pre-meeting on 3-4 April 2017 in Barcelona. I will be co-chairing the group discussion together with Hugo Besemer from Wageningen University.

12 Nov 2016

2nd Ontolog Forum Session on Domain Vocabularies, Ontologies and Semantics will be held Thursday, Nov. 17th

Dear Colleagues,
We had a very successful and interesting first session
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on
*Domain Vocabularies, Ontologies and Semantics.*
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You can see more on this including the slides at the series home page

09 Nov 2016

Survey on hierarchy scenarios for GACS - help requested by Nov 20

Dear all,
I'm writing to request your attention to a survey [1,2] that will help us
decide among alternative ways to structure the hierarchy of the new Global
Agricultural Concept Scheme (GACS) [3,4]. If you can do this, we'd appreciate
your responses by Sunday, November 20, in order to prepare for a face-to-face
meeting on November 22.
GACS was created by mapping frequently used concepts from three large thesauri
about agriculture to a smaller set of core concepts.
The source concepts were merged into GACS concepts along with their

24 Oct 2016

RES: [SPAM] [rda-agrisemantics-wg] Your participation to IGAD pre-conf meeting in Barcelona, April 2017

Dear Caterina and colleagues,
I don't have yet editing rights to the folder, but even so I could not participate because there is no time for preparations and much less funds to finance the trip. So, I think unnecessary to fill in the data in the worksheet.
Thank you and best regards,
Ivo Pierozzi Junior
Organização do Conhecimento & Terminologia Agropecuária
Knowledge Organization & Agricultural Terminology
Embrapa Informática Agropecuária, Campinas, SP, Brazil
Embrapa Agricultural Informatics

24 Oct 2016

Your participation to IGAD pre-conf meeting in Barcelona, April 2017

Dear all,
On the shared space on google drive, we now have a folder dedicated to RDA P9:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0qSNMOUOgPtVFdLVEhQdm90aDg?usp=...
It contains:
1. a document to plan the Agrisemantics activities @IGAD,
2. a document for P9 (we can request a slot during P9 after official approval of the group by the RDA board),
3. a spreadsheet called “People..”.

17 Oct 2016

Invitation to participate at the IDAG pre-conference meeting in Barcelona, April 2017

Dear colleagues IGAD and WG related,

On behalf of the RDA [1] Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IDAG) [2],  Global Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), the organizing and local committees,  I am pleased to invite you to our pre-conference meeting that will be held April 3-4, 2017 at the Faculty of Library and Information Science of the University of Barcelona. The event will take place before the 9th RDA Plenary Meeting, April 5-7, 2017..

22 Sep 2016

Re: [rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg] Poster on semantics for data (ex rice) is available

Dear Sophie,
Great poster! Thanks for sharing it . It will be very useful here at Embrapa .
Abraço,
Ivo Pierozzi Jr.
Organização do Conhecimento & Terminologia Agropecuária
Kno wledge Organization & Agricultural Terminology
Embrapa Informática Agropecuária, Campinas, SP, Brazil
Embrapa Agricultural Informatics
***@***.*** / Tel.: +55 19 32115867 / S kype: ivo.pierozzi.jr
www.embrapa.br/informatica-agropecuaria

21 Sep 2016

RE: [rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg] Poster on semantics for data (ex rice) is available

Dear Sophie,
Thank you so much for sharing all these updates with us. As regards the poster, it looks really attractive and contains much more information that I expected – on top of that, I believe that the format used makes it really easy to adapt to other crops (in the future) and reuse it in a slightly different context (I always pay attention to potential reusability of outcomes).
I am really looking forward to hearing more from the WG.
Warm regards,
Vassilis
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Vassilis Protonotarios, PhD

21 Sep 2016

RE: [rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg] Poster on semantics for data (ex rice) is available

Dear Sophie,
Thank you for sharing the poster – much appreciated indeed!! It looks very nice and I believe it will be useful to many of us to spread around the seeds of semantics ☺
I am very glad the Agrisemantics WG was well received. Looking forward to continuing on it with you all!
Best
Caterina
Caterina Caracciolo, PhD
OPCC - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Skype: catecara

21 Sep 2016

Poster on semantics for data (ex rice) is available

Dear all,
Back from GODAN summit , I want to thank you
all for your contributions in building this poster. I'm sorry that I
could not transcribe all your ideas - some where not compatible, some
came too late. Schedule was so tight that the agency did not accept my
last requests, e.g. it was too late to introduce the input supplier,
which I regret.
Anyway, I'm glad to share the final version with you and hope that
you'll appreciate. You'll find it in the working groups

14 Sep 2016

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg] RDA 8th Plenary Joint meeting: IGAD Slots

Dear Gary,
 
Based on the indication of attendance we collected from the Agrisemantics group, you, Imma and Devika from IGAD will be in P8. You can liaise onsite with Imma on the breakout. Devika just informed us that she is unfortunately unable to attend due to problems
at her departure from Bangalore.
 
I wish you and the group fruitful & enjoyable meetings!
 
Best
Caterina
 

08 Sep 2016

Re: [rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg] Feedback needed on a poster on semantics for agriculture data - rice

Hello Sophie, all,
first I have to say that this is a very good poster.
Please find my comments bellow.
Biologist:
You should remove the piece of DNA above the name biologist.
Taxonomy
Parts ? What do you mean
Growth phase <=> Growth stages
Growing environnement <=> Growing conditions
Breeder:
Yield <=> Yield potential
Issues:
Silos ? do you mean databases silos ?
Regards
Pierre

08 Sep 2016

Re: [rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg] Feedback needed on a poster on semantics for agriculture data - rice

Greta work I like very much the design and illustration
to complete the mapping between point of view
biologist taxon id (it should be taxon name) is equivalent to scientific
name in information manager
sociologist should have taxon name in their view (linked to the biologist)
chef and consummer should have variety ( I don't know if it is the same
variety like for breeder and farmer) I think of basmati and so on...
note that the variety of farmer is not linked to others...

07 Sep 2016

Re: [SPAM] [rda-agrisemantics-wg] RE: [rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg] Feedback needed on a poster on semantics for agriculture data - rice

Hi Sophie,
I hope not to be late for a few additional suggestions . Today is a national holiday in Brazil ... just now I checked my inbox mail !
1. Additional link between "biologist" and "Sociologist": "growing environment"----"growing location";
2. Additional link between "Sociologist" and "Chef": "rituals"----"dishes";
3. All points of views are "personalized" (I mean: professionals), only "food manufacturE" are not. Perhaps it coud become "food manufacturER" (???)

07 Sep 2016

RE: [rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg] Feedback needed on a poster on semantics for agriculture data - rice

Hi Sophie,
This looks very nice. Here my first comments, in bullets:
1. In Information Manager, the point of multilinguality could be more explicit, and have terms in other languages than EN, nicely also in a different script. With rice that would seem rather appropriate :)
2. The Biologist is not linked. An easy way would be to link "Taxonomy" in that box to "scientific name" in the Information Manager box.

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