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


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.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: ISWC Worskshop Semantic Web Case Studies and Best Practice for eBusiness (SWCASE 05) , 4th International Semantic Web Conference, 7 November 2005, Galway (IE).
Event Title: 4th International Semantic Web Conference
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2005-11-07
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semantic Web,organic food industry,environmental audit,environmental impact,ecological impact,public awareness
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2024 07:48
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 11:43
PURE Output Type: Chapter
Published Date: 2005
Authors: Brewster, Christopher (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6594-9178)
Glaser, Hugh
Haughton, Barny


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