AKTive Food: semantic web based knowledge conduits for the organic food industry

Christopher Brewster, Hugh Glaser, Barny Haughton

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Abstract

We present a vision and a proposal for using Semantic Web technologies in the organic food industry. This is a very knowledge intensive industry at every step from the producer, to the caterer or restauranteur, through to the consumer. There is a crucial need for a concept of environmental audit which would allow the various stake holders to know the full environmental impact of their economic choices. This is a di?erent and parallel form of knowledge to that of price. Semantic Web technologies can be used e?ectively for the calculation and transfer of this type of knowledge (together with other forms of multimedia data) which could contribute considerably to the commercial and educational impact of the organic food industry. We outline how this could be achieved as our essential ob jective is to show how advanced technologies could be used to both reduce ecological impact and increase public awareness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISWC Worskshop Semantic Web Case Studies and Best Practice for eBusiness (SWCASE 05) , 4th International Semantic Web Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event4th International Semantic Web Conference - Galway, Ireland
Duration: 7 Nov 2005 → …

Conference

Conference4th International Semantic Web Conference
CountryIreland
CityGalway
Period7/11/05 → …

Bibliographical note

ISWC Worskshop Semantic Web Case Studies and Best Practice for eBusiness (SWCASE 05) , 4th International Semantic Web Conference, 7 November 2005, Galway (IE).

Keywords

  • Semantic Web
  • organic food industry
  • environmental audit
  • environmental impact
  • ecological impact
  • public awareness

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