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FAO thesaurus links with reegle

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

FAO thesaurus links with reegle

From the post:

AGROVOC, the online corporate thesaurus of the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) is now linked with the reegle thesaurus. This FAO resource is currently available in up to 22 languages, and contains an average of 40,000 terms in each. When searching for clean energy or climate related terms, AGROVOC users will now also be able to receive concept descriptions and information on related terms drawn from the reegle thesaurus.

“This is a great example of Linked Open Data in action,” says Florian Bauer, REEEP’s Operations & IT Director. “Users of the FAO resource now have access to the rich content streams from our own thesaurus, and in the near future, the reegle thesaurus will also draw in information from AGROVOC. It’s a win-win situation.”

AGROVOC covers a range of FAO-relevant topics related to food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment and other sectors. It is maintained by a global community of editors consisting of librarians, terminologists, information managers and software developers.

An average of 40,000 terms in 22 languages sounds like a fair sized thesaurus.

Curious that the Reegle glossary doesn’t have an entry for “fracking.” It is a “hot” clean energy issue in the United States and perhaps elsewhere.