Cultivation planning application to enhance decision making among Sri Lankan farmers

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Abstract

As part of a larger project to develop a Mobile Based Information System (MBIS) to enhance livelihood activities of Sri Lankan farmers, we investigated how farmers access agricultural knowledge and apply the knowledge to do their tasks. As farmers found it difficult to access and find the required information among published knowledge currently available, crop ontology has been developed to query the factual knowledge in the context specific to a farmer. In the interviews that we conducted, we found that providing factual knowledge alone is not sufficient as farmers also lack the procedural knowledge to make use of the factual knowledge. Therefore, we developed a Cultivation Planning Application that has procedural knowledge embedded into several modules that allow farmers to perform tasks that help them in their decision making process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Management and Acquisition for Smart Systems and Services
Subtitle of host publication13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2014 Gold Cost, Qld, Australia, December 1-2, 2014 Proceedings
EditorsYang Sok Kim, Byeong Ho Kang, Deborah Richards
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages180-194
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319133324
ISBN (Print)9783319133317
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2014 - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20142 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Volume8863
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2014
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period1/12/142/12/14

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