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Agriforest Ontology

AFO is particularly suitable for Natural Resources and Environment sectors (e.g., Agriculture, forestry, agri-food, environment, game management, fisheries, and biology) to describe the data. AFO is based on the Agriforest Thesaurus, which was maintained by the Viikki Campus Library, University of Helsinki until 2014.

General information
Vocabulary alternative name or acronym: 


Vocabulary type: 
Author or Editor: 
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke); National Library of Finland; Helsinki University Library; Finnish Environment Institute; The Finnish Terminology Centre TSK
Current version date: 
Thu, 2015-06-11
Vocabulary URL: 
Was vocabulary created as a course project: 
Scope and Usage

English; Finnish; Swedish

Major subjects covered: 

Science and medicine; Natural Resources; Environment

    A tool for selecting terms for information retrieval and indexing documents
Mappings to other vocabularies: 

General Finnish upper ontology YSO

Vocabulary characteristics
Type of display : 
Relationship types: 
Number of preferred terms: 
English, 27,409; Finnish, 31,765; Swedish, 24,859
Number of Non-Preferred terms: 
English, 3,965; Finnish, 8,793; Swedish, 3,731
Terms and Conditions
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
Availability Comments: 

Can be downloaded as SKOS/RDF: RDF/XML TURTLE.

Import/download instructions : 

The RDF file is at A link to TURTLE file is at the main thesaurus page (as is a link to the RDF/XML file).

Vocabulary provider name: 
Finto, a Finnish service for the publication and utilization of vocabularies, ontologies and classifications. It provides a user interface for browsing the vocabularies andopen interfacesfor utilizing them in other applications.
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