Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

FAO releases new paper on multilinguality - an important factor in international knowledge management

03 Aug 2007 -- FAO has recently added the following publication "Requirements for the treatment of multilinguality in ontologies within FAO" to the Agricultural Information and Knowledge Management Papers series.

International organizations like FAO are intrinsically multilingual. FAO is currently experimenting with semantic-oriented technologies based on ontologies, with the purpose of integrating data across various information systems and providing better services to end users. However, in order for these technologies to be used in real-life scenarios, models and tools for accommodating and managing multilingual data are needed. This paper analyzes the requirements for the treatment of multilinguality as resulting from the experience gained at FAO.

The complete report (PDF format) is available at the URL provided below.

More information at:
ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/ah894e/ah894e.pdf