Research Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research

Metadata and Semantics Research pp 357-368 | Cite as

Setting up a Global Linked Data Catalog of Datasets for Agriculture

  • Valeria Pesce
  • Ajit Maru
  • Phil Archer
  • Thembani Malapela
  • Johannes Keizer
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 544)


The movement to share data has been on the rise in the last decade and lately in the agricultural domain. Similarly platforms for publishing scientific and statistical datasets have sprouted and have improved visibility and availability of datasets. Yet there are still constraints in making datasets discoverable and re-usable. Commonly agreed semantics, authority lists to index datasets and standard formats and protocols to expose data are now essential. This paper explains how the CIARD RING provides a global linked data catalog of datasets for agriculture. The first part of this paper will describe the Linked Data layer of the CIARD RING focusing on the data model, semantics used and the CIARD RING LOD publication. The second part will provide examples of re-use of data from the RING. The paper concludes by describing the future steps in the development of the CIARD RING.


Datasets Data catalogs Directories Linked data Interoperability Semantic Web Vocabularies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valeria Pesce
    • 1
  • Ajit Maru
    • 1
  • Phil Archer
    • 2
  • Thembani Malapela
    • 3
  • Johannes Keizer
    • 3
  1. 1.Global Forum on Agricultural ResearchRomeItaly
  2. 2.ERCIMSophia-AntipolisFrance
  3. 3.Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRomeItaly

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