RAP PUBLICATION 2005/31

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THE AGRIS CENTRE AT KASETSART UNIVERSITY
Implementing the new vision


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THAI NATIONAL AGRIS CENTRE
OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
KASETSART UNIVERSITY
THAILAND

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Contents

Foreword

Acronyms and definitions

1.     Introduction

2.     The role and history of the Thai AGRIS Centre

3.     Networking and national cooperation

4.     Localization of knowledge - The Thai AGROVOC project

5.     Localization of tools - Thai WebAGRIS

6.     Access to electronic documents

7.     Capacity building

8.     Enhancing Thai AGRIS management with NLP techniques

9.     Knowledge management activities - Present and future plans

References

Appendix 1     Thai AGRIS Centre outputs

Appendix 2     List of dictionaries for Thai AGROVOC translation

List of Tables

Table 1:     Objectives of the Thai AGROVOC

Table 2:     Performance evaluation of the Thai WebAGRIS

Table 3:     Numbers of digital documents scanned by the Thai AGRIS Centre (as of July 2004)

Table 4:     Time saved by image cleaning tools

List of Figures

Figure 1:     Thai AGRIS data entry, 1975–2004

Figure 2:     Intensity of AGRIS CD-ROM utilization at the AGRIS Centre, 1998–2001

Figure 3:     The Thai agricultural thesaurus development process

Figure 4:     Process of extracting Thai agriculture terms

Figure 5:     WebAGRIS technology

Figure 6:     Kasetsart agriculture students and the online databases they use

Figure 7:     Proportion of time used for producing e-documents

Figure 8:     Electronic document management system architecture

Figure 9:     Thai ontology construction and maintenance system architecture

Figure 10:     System architecture information extraction and tracking