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Conference on terminology in Helsinki 29th & 30th October

The Bank of Finnish Terminology in Arts and Sciences ( is organizing a conference on terminology in Helsinki from 29th to 30th October. The conference is called Crossing Borders and focuses on terminological resources and open science. The event celebrates the first five years of the term bank.

Registration for the conference is open until 20th October.

New material in the Finnish IT Terminology 7/2015


New and updated concepts:

Updated AFO ontology published

The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Helsinki University Library / Viikki Campus Library and The Finnish Terminology Centre have updated and expanded the Agriculture and Forestry Ontology AFO. The expanded version of the ontology has now been published in the Finto ontology service.

When Luke was founded in 2015, it was apparent that a common ontology was needed for Luke and SYKE's information management purposes.

Expansion of AFO ontology


The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) was founded in the beginning of 2015 when MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Finnish Forest Research Institute Metla, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, and Information Centre of the Ministry of Forestry and Agriculture Tike were merged together.


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