e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Development of an intelligent environmental knowledge system for sustainable agricultural decision_support


The purpose of this research was to develop a knowledge recommendation architecture based on unsupervised machine learning and unified resource description framework (RDF) for integrated environmental sensory data sources. In developing this architecture, which is very useful for agricultural decision_support systems, we considered web based large-scale dynamic data mining, contextual knowledge extraction, and integrated knowledge representation methods. Five different environmental data sources were considered to develop and test the proposed knowledge recommendation framework called Intelligent Environmental Knowledgebase (i-EKbase); including Bureau of Meteorology SILO, Australian Water Availability Project, Australian Soil Resource Information System, Australian National Cosmic Ray Soil Moisture Monitoring Facility, and NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer. Unsupervised clustering techniques based on Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Fuzzy-C-Means (FCM) and Self-organizing map (SOM) were used to create a 2D colour knowledge map representing the dynamics of the i-EKbase to provide "prior knowledge" about the integrated knowledgebase. Prior availability of recommendations from the knowledge base could potentially optimize the accessibility and usability issues related to big data sets and minimize the overall application costs. RDF representation has made i-EKbase flexible enough to publish and integrate on the Linked Open Data cloud. This newly developed system was evaluated as an expert agricultural decision_support for sustainable water resource management case study in Australia at Tasmania with promising results. Crown Copyright (C) 2013 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • AU
  • CSIRO (AU)
  • Univ_Tasmania (AU)
Data keywords
  • knowledge
  • semantic
  • open data
  • information system
  • rdf
  • knowledge based
  • machine learning
  • big data
  • knowledge representation
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • information systems
  • decision support
  • semantics
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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • CSIRO (AU)
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e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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