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Semantic Technologies in Agricultural Communication - The iGreen Project

Gunnar Grimnes; Malte Kiesel; Ansgar Bernardi; Andreas Dengel
In: Proc. AOS - Agricultural Ontology Service, 2012. International Symposium on Agricultural Ontology Service in Practice, September 3-4, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 9/2012.


The iGreen project attempts to realise a public-private knowledge sharing infrastructure, aiming at giving agriculturists and contractors access to richer, more accurate and more up-to-date decision support. To enable communication between a diverse and changing set of stakeholders, common data formats and shared vocabulary are crucial prerequisites. The iGreen project uses linked open data and semantic technologies to realise a dynamic, extensible and community-supportable basis for communication and interchange. This paper presents the technical principles as well as the exemplary services and ontologies available in this project.