The Potato Ontology: Delimitation of the Domain, Modelling Concepts, and Prospects of Performance.
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The ever increasing amount of data gathered by more growers in more years offers possibilities to add value. Therefore a common and controlled vocabulary of the potato domain that describes concepts, attributes, and the relations between them in a formal way using a standardised knowledge representation is being developed: a potato ontology. The advantage is that all possible stakeholders will be able to understand the data expressed by this ontology and that software applications can process them automatically. This paper describes the procedures to establish such an ontology where competency questions formulated by stakeholders and potential users take a central position. The three main classes are those used in crop ecology: Crop, Environment and Management.