DBpedia goes Agro-Know


DBpediaFor those working with linked open data, DBpedia does not need an introduction; for the rest, DBpedia is one of the largest linked open datasets available – the DBpedia dataset consists of 103 million RDF triples and is interlinked with other open datasets.

The DBpedia project focuses on the task of converting Wikipedia content into structured knowledge, such that Semantic Web techniques can be employed against it — asking sophisticated queries against Wikipedia, linking it to other datasets on the Web, or creating new applications or mashups. I will skip the more technical details on how this is achieved; you can find more information here.… Click to read the full post

Friends of Agro-Know: Fabrizio Celli (FAO)


This time we have the pleasure to interview a long-time friend and collaborator, Fabrizio Celli from UN FAO. Fabrizio is currently one of the most active members of the FAO AGRIS team and the person responsible for ensuring the technical operation of the AGRIS network. Fabrizio is a regular visitor of Agro-Know, mostly for getting in touch with the rest of the team working on the AGRIS operation and development. We took advantage of Fabrizio’s latest visit to the Agro-Know offices some days ago and we asked him for a short interview; an offer that he gladly accepted. You can find Fabrizio’s responses right below!… Click to read the full post

SemaGrow 5th Project Meeting


NCSRThe 5th plenary meeting of the SemaGrow project took place on the 14th and the 15th of October 2014 at the premises of NCSR Demokritos, in Athens, Greece. It was hosted by the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT), one of the consortium members of the project. The meeting provided the opportunity to the project partners to meet and present the progress of the project per Work Package and organize the preparations for the upcoming review meeting of the project.

Agro-Know was represented in the meeting by Nikos Marianos, Nikos Manolis, Andreas Drakos & Panagis Katsivelis, since the meeting took place in Athens, very close to the AK offices.… Click to read the full post