Organic.Lingua is aiming to enhance an existing Web portal (http://www.organic-edunet.eu) with educational content on Organic Agriculture (OA) and Agroecology (AE), introducing automated multi-lingual services that will further support the uptake of the portal from its targeted audiences, facilitate the multilingual features of the portal, and further extend its geographical and linguistic coverage.
Organic.Lingua will be represented by partners Agro-Know and University of Alcala at the interdisciplinary MUMIA Working Group meeting on standards and protocols for search technologies. The event will take place on the 19th of November 2013 in Greece. The aim is to bring together various facets of IR/NLP research, search solution providers and search tool developers, and promote discussion between them towards the development of standards and protocols facilitating the integration of IR/NLP technologies and search tools into next generation professional search systems. These discussions and such a standardised framework are required to achieve better integration of existing, current and future IR/NLP research into the development of next generation professional search systems.
More information about Organic.Lingua's participation to this event will be published soon, so stay tuned for updates!
Based on their work in the Organic.Lingua project, partners Xerox Research Centre Europe submitted a patent application: Terminology Verification Systems and Methods for Machine Translation Services for Domain-Specific Texts. Exemplifying the case of translating Organic Agriculture texts, the patent filing represents an approach for providing a form of MT domain adaptation on top of black-box translation services, which, in addition, is "universal’’ in the sense that it can be applied to any translation service.
The Leading Global Dissemination Resource – International Innovation magazine - features in its latest issue on Environment, an exciting article about the new multilingual features of the Organic.Edunet portal, developed by Organic.Lingua.
Over 1000 new, reliable resources on Organic agriculture and Agroecology have recently been incorporated into the portal, which now allows registered users to directly participate to translating the metadata of a resource, suggest new resources or provide additional information on existing ones.
To read more on the new features of the Organic.Edunet portal, unveiled by the Organic.Lingua team, or to simply access the full article, please click here: http://www.research-europe.com/magazine/ENVIRONMENT/ENV20/index.html.
The annual Green Ideas workshop and conference was held in Crete, Greece, from the 28th to the 30th of June 2013. The event was hosted by The Natural History Museum of Crete and organised by Agro-Know Technologies. Organic.Lingua and agINFRA were the main supporters of the Green Ideas event, together with Natural Europe, Open Discovery Space and Herbal Mednet projects. The main aim of the series of interactive and engaging workshops was to explore ways in which green innovation may be empowered by education and technology. Over two and a half days, international and national participants with an interest in green knowledge and environmental protection from the agricultural, biodiversity and rural education fields came together to discuss, share and apply best practices. Business plans for green entrepreneurs were proposed at the workshops. Major questions that arose from the event including whether medicinal plants are a sustainable business venture and how to promote education via an inquiry based system of learning. World renowned participants got involved in ‘what if’ scenarios, and mapped and brainstormed models and cultivated ideas. Certain topics within farming such as creating a good harvest and the planting of crop seeds, and how we can improve the productivity of the farmer and his or her crop yield through the use of Open Data under a modern innovative method of precision farming were also discussed. Hydro-biological data sets for environmental protection and the exchange of accessible information were analysed to see how it can be used in a meaningful and environmentally friendly way.
Participants who registered to the event were able to get a free pass to the Blue Hackathon organised from the 1st to the 2nd of July in Heraklion, Crete.
This event is of importance to Organic Lingua , as it seeks to create an infrastructure for relevant actors and the general public to access large amounts of raw data within databases, and then exchange and share information in order to improve or innovate the environment and agricultural sector. For more information please see here.
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