Agro-Know has a long-time involvement in the biodiversity area – in various aspects; it all started with the Organic.Edunet Web portal which was launched back in 2010 (and continues until today of course) and contains a number of digital educational resources on biodiversity; biodiversity is only one of the several green topics covered by the portal, which focuses on organic agriculture but also includes educational resources on other green topics like ecology, sustainability, energy, renewable resources etc.
Then, about one year ago and in the context of the agINFRA project, we had the opportunity to be involved in an effort towards the identification of the standards used for the description of germplasm accessions and the development of a linked data framework for this case.… Click to read the full post
The Organic.Lingua project was an ICT-PSP project which aimed to build on the Organic.Edunet Web portal and enhance it with a number of features, focusing on the availability of several multilinguality options. Of course, apart from that, there were several enhancements in various aspects of Organic.Edunet, from the metadata aggregation workflow (in order to support the new multilinguality features of metadata) and the evolution of the Organic.Edunet ontology to the re-engineering of the portal and the development/adaptation/integration of multilinguality components, like the Xerox Statistical Machine Translation component and the Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) one. From March 1st, 2011 to February 28th, 2014, the project partners worked collaboratively in order to achieve the goals set in the Description of Work of the project.… Click to read the full post
Another user trial of the Organic.Lingua project took place a few days before the end of the project, on the 12th of February 2014, at the premises of the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), kindly hosted by the Laboratory of Viticulture and organized by Agro-Know. The audience consisted of approximately 15 people, mostly post-graduate students of AUA as well as faculty of the laboratory; participation was not easy for anyone wishing to participate, as the exam period was ongoing during these days but the trial was already postponed once so this would be a last chance.
The approach followed was according to the guidelines developed by the Organic.Lingua project, consisting of a couple of introductory presentations and a hands-on session.… Click to read the full post
Do you speak Organic?
Are you a researcher, a student, a teacher or a practitioner in the agricultural domain? Are you interested in language technologies and translation innovations? Have you visited the re-designed Organic.Edunet Web portal with its new multilingual services? Check it out now and help us improve by providing your feedback!
Organic.Edunet is an international portal that has been serving the Organic and Sustainable Agriculture community since 2009, bridging together a network of learning repositories and providing its users (such as pupils & students, teachers, etc.) with a significant volume of relevant educational resources on Organic Agriculture (OA) and Agroecology (AE).… Click to read the full post