The Hague Declaration and the Agro-Know use case on food safety


Some days ago we shared the news about the Hague Declaration on Open Knowledge – and the fact that we are proud to be among the original signatories. Since then, there has been a lot of activity around the declaration: many more signatories, updates on the initiative’s website and the public availability of the initiative’s declaration.

Even though we keep an eye on the updates of the Hague Declaration, we were surprised (in a really good way!) to see the list of use cases available through the website and the Agro-Know one to be on the top of the page (one of the perks of having your brand name starting with an A)!


The use case discusses the importance of the state-of-the-art text analysis techniques in the availability and openness of information regarding foodborne diseases, outbreaks, food alerts and recalls. It is one of the use cases that Agro-Know brings to the table in the context of the OpenMinTeD project (the other one being AGRIS) as a case where the application of text mining techniques will present stakeholders with a number of advantages. You can download the full-text here (PDF).

However, the best part is that the specific use case belongs to a group of six high-quality, heterogeneous use cases that highlight the importance of text and data mining (TDM) in different sectors. We believe that you should definitely check out the full set of use cases if you are interested in this context.

We are looking forward to the next steps of this really promising initiative and we strongly encourage you to become one of the Hague Declaration signatories  either at a personal or at a organizational level!

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