Affiliations: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO of the UN) v.le Terme di Caracalla 1, 00154 Roma, Italy | University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Abstract: Born in the early 1980's as a multilingual agricultural thesaurus, AGROVOC has steadily evolved over the last fifteen years, moving to an electronic version around the year 2000, and embracing the Semantic Web shortly thereafter. Today AGROVOC is a SKOS-XL concept scheme published as Linked Open Data, containing links (as well as backlinks) and references to many other Linked Datasets in the LOD cloud. In this paper we provide a brief historical summary of AGROVOC and detail its specification as a Linked Dataset.
Keywords: Linked Datasets, agriculture, data management