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Record number 496795
Title From science to practice : bringing innovations to agronomy and forestry
Author(s) Willems, D.J.M.; Koenderink, N.J.J.P.; Top, J.L.
Source Journal of Agricultural Informatics 6 (2015)4. - p. 85 - 95.
Department(s) FBR Supply Chain & Information Management
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Abstract The challenge of the work presented here is to make innovative research output in the agronomy and forestry domain accessible to end-users, so that it can be practically applied. We have developed an approach that consists of three key-elements: an ontology with domain knowledge, a set of documents that have been annotated and meta-annotated, and a system (ask-Valerie) that is based on a dialogue to represent the interaction between end user and system.
We show that the dialogue-metaphor is a good way of modelling the interaction between user and system. The system helps the user in formulating his question and in answering it in a useful way. Meta-annotations of key-paragraphs in the document-base turn out to be relevant in assessing in one glance what the content of a document is.
End-users are very enthusiastic about the possibilities that ask-Valerie offers them in translating scientific results to their own situation.
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