Applying language technologies in agricultural online services: The case of Organic.Edunet

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Published on February 18, 2014

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The presentation describes how the Organic.Edunet web portal was enhanced in the context of the Organic.Lingua project.

Applying language technologies in agricultural online services: The case of Organic.Edunet Salvador Sanchez-Alonso Organic.Lingua coordinator

Contents         Identity Introduction The Organic.Edunet Web portal Objectives Technology Content Consortium Contact details

Organic.Lingua Identity  Project title  Organic.Lingua: Demonstrating the potential of a multilingual Web portal for Sustainable Agricultural & Environmental Education  Funded by the CIP ICT PSP  Theme 6: Multilingual Web  Objective 6.2: Multilingual Online Services  Duration 36 months  1/3/2011 - 28/2/2014  Overall budget: 3.500.000 euros   Community funding: 1.750.000 euros (50%) Project website:

The need Enhance the existing Organic.Edunet Web portal by introducing automated multilingual services that will further support the uptake of the portal by its targeted audiences, facilitate the multilingual features of the portal, and further extend its geographical and linguistic coverage.

Introduction  Organic.Edunet ( not fully exploiting language technologies  Translation error prone and time consuming  Opportunities to enhance the quality and efficiency of crosslanguage search functions

Introduction  Existing solution not using linguistic resources and tools  Cross-lingual search not enabled  Fragmentation of resource descriptions in several languages  Organic.Edunet to be transformed into a truly multilingual service

Organic.Edunet Web portal

Organic.Edunet in figures     More than 18,000 resources, from 11 institutional collections and several user communities Over 2,400 registered users More than 100 unique visitors/day from more than 160 countries Many different approaches to find resources

     User interface:17 languages Contents in 8 languages Ontology: almost 20 languages 1000 resources metadata in 9 languages Auto-translate functionality

Objectives Enhance the approach to linguistic support and coverage of the existing Organic.Edunet infrastructure. • Advance in the identification of user needs regarding linguistic support in on-line information services • Identify and explore new or anticipated user interface, functional and technical requirements related to linguistic technologies

Objectives • Devise and validate innovative and effective methods, processes and workflows for linguistic support in Organic.Edunet • Enhance, extend and re-engineer the existing Organic.Edunet Web portal towards a wider and cost-effective multilingual support • broaden the current audience and impact of the service.

Objectives • Deploy large pilots trials that demonstrate a cost-effective approach for delivering language technologies in existing Web portals based on open standards and open source software, • Develop good practice guides and awareness on the practical application of language technologies,

Vision Boost knowledge on Organic Agriculture exploitation and extension of knowledge on Organic “Boost the usage, and Agroecology Agroecology by using new/ innovative ways to facilitate Agriculture and Minimize lingual searching and to minimize the segmentation of knowledge due to the segmentation barriers through the introduction of automated multilingual of knowledge services, supported by a quality-controlled collaborative and interactive Introduce automated approach while developing a sustainable, low-cost and re-usable solution to multilingual services the problem of multilinguality across Europe and the whole globe.” Sustainable, low-cost and reusable solution

Main Users  School teachers  Academics/researchers  Students  Informal/ lifelong Learners  Content stakeholders/providers


Overall architecture

Technical components • 1. Organic.Edunet Web portal platform • 2. MoKi Tool • 3. CELI Multilingual Software Modules • 4. Know-Miner Framework • 5. AgLR tool • 6. Xerox Incremental Parser (XIP) • 7. Agricultural Learning Repository Tool • 8. Turkish Agricultural Learning Objects Repository (TrAgLor)


Existing Collections

Content Focus on two existing repository cases Miksike’s Estonian repository UAH’s Spanish repository

Content Introduction of two new repositories INRA’s institutional repository Cukurova University’s repository (TragLOR)


The consortium ORGANIC.LINGUA CONSORTIUM Coordination & Project Mgmt UAH Requirements Analysis IITS / AK Dissemination & Sustainability BCU Evaluation AK Management and Coordination Partners Knowledge Exploitation K-C Extension of Content Coverage CUK Pilots 1 to 3 MIKSIKE Conceptual Modelling FBK Multilingual Technology CELI / XEROX Extension of Content Coverage INRA Pilots 4 INRA Integration of Content IITS Pilot 5 CUK Pilot 6 BCU Pilot Partners Re-engineering of Edunet Platform UAH Integration of Content MIK Pilot 7 IITS Technology Partners Content Partners Pilot 8 AK


Consultation and elicitation

Links and collaboration

New Features

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