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    Applying New Trends to the Management of Bibliographic Information on Agriculture 2004
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    With the current rapid developments in the field of information management, it has become important to keep abreast with the new technologies and to apply them appropriately, wherever possible, to improve access to information. This paper gives an outline of the current initiative at FAO that attempts to implement these new technologies with the primary aim of providing improved access to agricultural information. This initiative, which comprises the Agricultural Metadata Element Set (AgMES) and Agricultural Ontology Service (AOS) projects, seeks to provide standards to describe resources in the agricultural domain, by using well-known metadata sets and domain-specific controlled vocabularies, such as thesauri, classification schemes, and ontologies.[1,2] The paper gives a basic overview on the concept of metadata and its importance in facilitating information discovery, and on the use of XML as a platform-independent tool for achieving interoperability between different applications i n the domain of agriculture. The second half of the paper introduces ontologies and describes their usefulness in representing and reusing domain knowledge for providing precise concept-based search results.
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    Ontology-based navigation of bibliographic metadata: example of the Food, Nutrition and Agriculture Journal 2007
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    This paper describes the work done within the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on providing an ontology-based navigation to the Food, Nutrition and Agriculture (FNA) Journal. The aim of the revised navigation was to provide more efficient and effective browsing of the Food and Nutrition Publications using a knowledge model to guide the user with concepts and relationships relevant to a specific subject area. With this approach, data from two different bibliographica l databases were reused, by merging and unifying them and make them better accessible to users. A preliminary metadata merge was needed to combine all the information into one system in order to produce a metadata-ontology. Resource Description Framework Schema (RDFS) has been chosen to exploit semantic relationships e.g. the possibilities of browsing the data in different ways (by keywords, categories, authors, etc.), and the creation of a multilingual concept-based advanced search.
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    Results from a study of the implementation of metadata application profiles in Agricultural Learning Repositories 2008
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    In technology-enhanced learning, metadata interoperability has been identified as an important issue. It allows not only the exchange and preservation of crucial learning and teaching information (such as competency profiles, learning activities, and descriptions of learning resources), but also its future re-use among a large number of different systems and repositories. In the field of agricultural education and training, learning technologies’ specifications and standards have not yet b een widely adopted. Few initiatives have reported implementing them, and in most cases only to describe learning resources by using IEEE Learning Object Metadata (LOM), Dublin Core (DC) or a combination of the two. This results in introduction of dispersed efforts and systems with significant differences between them. In this paper, we present results of a study aiming at the review and assessment of implementations of metadata standards in agricultural learning repositories. More specif ically, it assesses the current status of development and implementation of metadata application profiles based on standards such as IEEE LOM and DC.

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