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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Use of association rules for extracting trade patterns of Nellore bulls using genetic evaluation


The aim of this work was to use association rules to identify forces that govern bull trade with genetic evaluation by Programa Nelore Brasil. Those rules permit to highlight patterns implicit in the transactions of large databases, which indicate determining causes and effects of supply and trade of bulls. In the analysis, it was considered 19,736 records of traded bulls, 17 farms and 15 attributes related to expected differences on the progenies of sires, place and time of sale. A system with user-driven graphical interface that allows generation and interactive selection of association rules was used. Pareto analysis was applied for the three objective measures (support, trust and lift) that follow each one of the association rules to validate them. It was generated 2,667 association rules, 164 considered to be useful by the user and 107 valid for lift >= 1.0505. The farms participating in the Nelore Brasil program present expertise in bull offering according to maternal ability characteristics, weight gain, fertility, sexual precocity, longevity, yield and termination of carcass. The genetic profiles of the bulls are different for standard and Mocho Nellore varieties. Some Brazilian regions are market niche for sires without registered herd. The analysis of evolution of the market suggests that Merito Genetico Total (MGT), the official index of the Program Nelore Brasil has become an important index for commercialization of bulls. By using association rules, it was possible to discover market forces and to identify combinations of genetic, geographical and temporal attributes that determine commercialization of bulls in Nelore Brasil program.

  • BR
  • Univ_Sao_Paulo_USP (BR)
Data keywords
  • information technology
Agriculture keywords
  • farm
Data topic
  • big data
  • information systems
  • modeling
Document type

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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • Univ_Sao_Paulo_USP (BR)
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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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