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The Onto-CropBase – A semantic web application for querying crops linked-data

Lawan, Abba; Rakib, Abdur; Alechina, Natasha; Karunaratne, Asha


Abba Lawan

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Rakib Abdur
Senior Lecturer in Mobile Security

Natasha Alechina

Asha Karunaratne


Stanis?aw Kozielski

Dariusz Mrozek

Pawe? Kasprowski

Bo?ena Ma?ysiak-Mrozek

Daniel Kostrzewa


© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. 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.


Lawan, A., Rakib, A., Alechina, N., & Karunaratne, A. (2016). The Onto-CropBase – A semantic web application for querying crops linked-data. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 613, 384-399.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Journal Communications in Computer and Information Science
Print ISSN 1865-0929
Publisher Springer Verlag (Germany)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 613
Pages 384-399
Book Title Beyond Databases, Architectures and Structures. Advanced Technologies for Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
ISBN 9783319340982
Keywords semantic web, ontology, semantic search, knowledge base underutilized crops
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