(EN) (DA) (FR) (DE) (IT) (ES) (PDF) – LanguaL is the multilingual thesaurus about Agriculture | Anders Møller and Jayne Ireland


“LanguaL stands for “Langua aLimentaria” or “language of food”. It is an automated method for describing, capturing and retrieving data about food. The work on LanguaL was started in the late 1970’s by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an ongoing co-operative effort of specialists in food technology, information science and nutrition. The original name of the thesaurus was Factored Food Vocabulary (FFV). Since then, LanguaL has been developed in collaboration with the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), and, more recently, its European partners, notably in France, Denmark, Switzerland and Hungary. Since 1996, the European LanguaL Technical Committee has administered the thesaurus. The thesaurus provides a standardised language for describing foods, specifically for classifying food products for information retrieval”


Stefano KaliFire‘s insight:

PDF 268 pages

See on www.langual.org

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