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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The Use of UML as a Tool for the Formalisation of Standards and the Design of Ontologies in Agriculture


For the past 20 years, ontologies have become more and more popular in various research fields such as Web technologies, databases, information retrieval methods, and so forth. The first goal of this chapter is to answer general questions about ontologies, such as: What exactly is an ontology? What is the purpose of ontology? Which types of systems use an ontology? The second goal of the chapter is to help readers understand how UML can be used to model ontologies in agricultural systems. UML and the Web Ontology Language (OWL) are compared, and an example inspired by the French project named Farm Information Management is presented.

  • FR
  • Irstea (FR)
  • CNRS (FR)
Data keywords
  • ontology
  • information management
  • OWL
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
  • farm
Data topic
  • semantics
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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • Irstea (FR)
  • CNRS (FR)
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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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