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General Information
    • ISSN: 2382-6185
    • Frequency: Quarterly (2015-2016); semiyearly (Since 2017)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJKE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
    • Indexed by: Google Scholar, Crossref, ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijke@ejournal.net
Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
College of Charleston, SC, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJKE. I will do my best to help develop this journal better.
IJKE 2015 Vol.1(1): 64-67 ISSN: 2382-6185
DOI: 10.7763/IJKE.2015.V1.11

Agricultural Knowledge-Based Systems at the Age of Semantic Technologies

E. Jahanshiri and S. Walker
Abstract—Knowledge has the potential to become data in a sense that it can be used for deriving new ideas, relating new disciplines and more importantly expressing facts in ways that have only been possible through publication of documents. Using methods for quantifying knowledge about agriculture, the underutilised crop knowledge-based system will make the promotion and research on these neglected crops for food and non-food purposes more widespread. The knowledge database will store facts of interest about unknown crops from the peer reviewed and verified sources. The database design will follow standard vocabularies and ontologies that are developed through years by the agricultural community. These standard ontologies will provide ground for the development of semantic products like ‘query system’ and ‘answer engines’ that can provide direct answers to direct questions. The actual information will also be linked to real experimental data created by research groups through the other component that is called collaborative research environment (CRE) that is aimed to provide an online environment for research data curatorship and analysis. In this context standard vocabularies and ontology languages will be used for metadata storage and retrieval as well as relating research data to knowledge.

Index Terms—Knowledge-based system, agriculture, answer engine, semantic product.

E. Jahanshiri is with the University of Nottingham Malaysia, Campus Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia (e-mail: ebrahim.jahanshiri@cffresearch.org).
S. Walker is with the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. She is also with the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia (e-mail: sue.walker@cffresearch.org).


Cite: E. Jahanshiri and S. Walker, "Agricultural Knowledge-Based Systems at the Age of Semantic Technologies," International Journal of Knowledge Engineering vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 64-67, 2015.

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