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AGROVOC published as Linked Open Data

 In September 2011 our  team published the multilingual Agricultural Concept Scheme AGROVOC in the Linked Open Data Cloud.  This was the fruit of a year long restructuing of the traditional thesaurus into a concept based scheme that represents knowledge in the area of agriculture and related areas. Within very few weeks  1000 s of out and inlinks from other vocabularies were produced to link to AGROVOC.

A Review of the Must-Read ‘Inquisition of Climate Science’

A Review of the Must-Read ‘Inquisition of Climate Science’ - This article is cross-published at Climate Progress. John Atcheson has more than 30 years in energy and the environment with government, private industry, and the nation’s leading think tanks. He is working on his own novel about climate change. James Lawrence Powell’s The Inquisition of Climate Science is a straightforward, thorough, [...] [Science Progress]

Expert consultation in Beijing on Building the CIARD Framework for Data and Information Sharing

 From June 20-23. I participated in the international Expert Consultation on   Building the CIARD framework for Data and Information Sharing"  (

This conference was a major step forward to outline a framework for better information sharing in agricultural research for innovation



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