FOOD: FOod in Open Data

  • Silvio Peroni
  • Giorgia Lodi
  • Luigi Asprino
  • Aldo Gangemi
  • Valentina Presutti
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9982)


This paper describes the outcome of an e-government project named FOOD, FOod in Open Data, which was carried out in the context of a collaboration between the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council, the Italian Ministry of Agriculture (MIPAAF) and the Italian Digital Agency (AgID). In particular, we implemented several ontologies for describing protected names of products (wine, pasta, fish, oil, etc.). In addition, we present the process carried out for producing and publishing a LOD dataset containing data extracted from existing Italian policy documents on such products and compliant with the aforementioned ontologies.


Linked Open Data Ontologies Ontology design patterns 



The project was partially funded by MIPAAF and AgID in the context of a formal agreement established in accordance to article 15 of the Italian law no. 241/1990. We would like to thank Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, Daria Spampinato and the colleagues of IVALSA Department of the Italian National Research Council for their valuable technical contributions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvio Peroni
    • 1
  • Giorgia Lodi
    • 2
  • Luigi Asprino
    • 2
  • Aldo Gangemi
    • 2
  • Valentina Presutti
    • 2
  1. 1.DASPLab, DISIUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.STLab, ISTC, CNRRomeItaly

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