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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Approach to ontology construction based on text mining


The use of ontologies as representations of knowledge is widespread but until recently their construction has been entirely manual. We argue in this paper for the use of text corpora and automated natural language processing methods for the construction of ontologies. A method of constructing a dynamic agricultural ontology based on text mining is proposed by comparing thesaurus with ontology. First, AGROVOC is transformed into a concept schema in OWL (a web ontology language). Then, the further relations among concepts are mined from the literature subject-indexed by AGROVOC. The problem of ontology construction is solved by this method. It is also easier to build more accurate domain ontology. At the same time the method depends less heavily on input from domain experts.

  • CN
  • Tsinghua_Univ (CN)
  • China_Agr_Univ_CAU (CN)
  • Shenzhen_Univ (CN)
Data keywords
  • ontology
  • knowledge
  • OWL
  • natural language processing
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • big data
  • semantics
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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • China_Agr_Univ_CAU (CN)
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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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