We want to create a framework to turn agronomy and biodiversity data into knowledge –semantically described, interoperable, actionable, open– and investigate scientific methods and tools to exploit this knowledge for applications in science & agriculture
We want D2KAB to accomplish a similar role in agronomy, agriculture and biodiversity
What we (will) do?
D2KAB’s primary objective is to create a framework to turn agronomy and biodiversity data into knowledge –semantically described, interoperable, actionable, open– and investigate scientific methods and tools to exploit this knowledge for applications in science & agriculture. Agronomy/agriculture and biodiversity (ag & biodiv) face several major societal, economical, and environmental challenges, a semantic data science approach will help to address. We shall provide the means –ontologies and linked open data– for ag & biodiv to embrace the semantic Web to produce and exploit FAIR data. To do so, we will develop new original methods and algorithms in the following areas: data integration, text mining, semantic annotation, ontology alignment and linked data exploitation.
Who are we?
D2KAB project brings together a unique multidisciplinary consortium of 12 partners to achieve this objective: 2 informatics research units (LIRMM, I3S); 6 INRA/IRSTEA/IRD applied informatics research units (URGI, MaIAGE, IATE, DIST, TSCF, DIADE) specialized in agronomy or agriculture; 2 labs in biodiversity and ecosystem research (CEFE, URFM); 1 association of agriculture stakeholders (ACTA); and 1 partnership with Stanford BMIR department. Each of the project driving scenarios (food packaging, agro-agri linked data, wheat phenotype, ecosystems & plant biogeography) will have a significant impact and produce concrete outcomes for ag & biodiv scientific communities and socio-economic actors in agriculture.
What are our objectives?
Objective 1: To develop state-of-the-art methods and technologies for ontology lifecycle and alignment.
Objective 2: To build the agronomy, agriculture and biodiversity Linked Open Data cloud.
Objective 3: To enable new semantically driven agronomy and biodiversity science.
How we will do?
D2KAB develops and supports AgroPortal
The vocabulary and ontology repository dedicated to agri-food hosts 140 semantic artefacts including some reference resources in the domain: Agrovoc, NAL thesaurus, Crop Ontology, TOP thesaurus, AnaEE thesaurus, etc.
In Sept. 2020 D2KAB released version 2.0 of AgroPortal. Check out our release notes.
Consortium & Partners
ANR D2KAB is a formal consortium of 10 units and 2 external collaborators, which cover 7 important research organisations. We also partner with 2 companies.
Ecosystem & Partner Projects
D2KAB: a national component of an international ecosystem.
D2KAB's partner projects includes
ANR FooSIN - French section of the GO FAIR Food Systems Implementation Network
GO FAIR Food System Implementation Network
Publications associated with the project are referenced on the HAL platform.
Some publications are also available in a Zenodo community
Our software is open source and available on multiple Git repositories:
A vocabulary and ontology repository for agronomy
Within D2KAB, new functionalities are developed (e.g., SKOS support, FAIRness assessment, mapping interoperability, etc.), new semantic resources are regularly uploaded and the collaboration with the OntoPortal Alliance helps to mutualize efforts with BioPortal, EcoPortal, etc.
See GitHub: https://github.com/agroportal/project-management
AGRO-LD, a RDF knowledge base for plant molecular networks
WeKG-MF: A Knowledge Graph of Observational Weather Data
Plant Health Bulletins knowledge graph
Ontologies, semantic resources and alignements
We develop new or maintain pre-exisiting ontologies, thesaurus or semantic resources in-use within D2KAB scenarios
Catalogue des produits phytopharmaceutiques et de leurs usages, des matières fertilisantes et des supports de culture autorisés en France (E-PHY)
Crop Planning and Production Process Ontology (C3PO)
FCU - TAXREF-LD alignement
WHEATPHENOTYPE - CO_321 alignement
Other datasets and collections
List of events organized or co-organized by project partners and related to D2KAB.
Bolzano, September 15, 2021
Co-located with ICBO 2020, within the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge 2021
Contact: Franck Michel
Montpellier, Originally planned for May 26-27, 2020. New date to come.
Free registration here.
Contact: Clement Jonquet
11-14 October 2021, organized by the IN-ONVIVE network. See program here.
Contact: Patrice Buche & Pascal Neveu
Project scientific meetings
Support & Funding
D2KAB is mostly funded by the French National Research Agency. Additional funding is described hereafter.
International Research Team 2019 call