|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|
|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.