Based on an exhaustive collection of terms from various sources, RiceVocs - A Compendium of Rice related vocabulary has been developed. This document along with Information Architecture is used for tagging purposes to make RKMP a semantic portal.
The vast world of rice terminologies makes it a highly challenging and demanding job. The RiceVocs comprises of about 2500 terms related to rice crop arranged in alphabetical manner. Various terms related to Agronomy, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Biotechnology, Agricultural Engineering, Soil science, Entomology, Pathology, Physiology, Extension, Economics, etc. are incorporated in this compilation. Emphasis is made to define these terms in the simplest way. Where ever possible, the scientific definitions are avoided. This may also be used as a ready reckoner for the extension officers working with the rice knowledge. The document is an outcome of the compilation of terms from various digital/ non-digital sources. In particular, the authors would like to acknowledge www.knowledgebank.irri.org
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. Rice knowledge is enriched day by day and making of glossaries has more than one purpose. We are aware of this fact and have essentially named the document as version 1.0 anticipating the revised versions in the years to come. In our maiden attempt, mistakes are bound to creep in and we sincerely request the readers to bring it to our notice. Finally we thank, ICAR-NAIP programme for its funding and the printer for typesetting.