The Onto-CropBase–A Semantic Web Application for Querying Crops Linked-Data

Abba Lawan, Rakib Abdur, Natasha Alechina, Asha Karunaratne

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The lack of formal technical knowledge has been identified as one of the constraints to research and development on a group of crops collectively referred to as underutilized crops. Some information about these crops is available in informal sources on the web, for example on Wikipedia. However, this knowledge is not entirely authoritative, it may be incomplete and/or inconsistent and for these reasons it is not suitable as a basis of decision making by crop growers. Alternatively, we present an ontology-driven tool as a web-based access point for underutilized-crops ontology model. Major discussion points in this paper highlight our design choices, the tool implementation and a preliminary validation of the tool with brief discussion of related developments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeyond Databases, Architectures and Structures. Advanced Technologies for Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. BDAS BDAS 2015 2016
EditorsStanisław Kozielski, Dariusz Mrozek, Paweł Kasprowski, Bożena Małysiak-Mrozek, Daniel Kostrzewa
Place of PublicationUstroń, Poland
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-34099-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-34098-2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference: Beyond Databases, Architectures and Structures - Ustron, Ustron, Poland
Duration: 31 May 20163 Jun 2016
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science


Conference12th International Conference: Beyond Databases, Architectures and Structures
Abbreviated titleBDAS


  • Semantic web
  • Ontology
  • Semantic search
  • Knowledge base
  • Underutilized crops


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