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EOL Taxonomy  Code Sprint Roger Espinosa University of Michigan September 8, 2008
Background <ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal Diversity Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mousetrap </li><...
Drupal (circa 2004-2006) <ul><li>Mostly 4.x development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organic Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ta...
Taxonomy Module <ul><li>Issues using taxonomy.module to manage  taxonomy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul></ul><ul...
Managing Taxonomy <ul><li>ADW taxonomy not based on any single source </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Composite classification built...
Managing Taxonomy: Future <ul><li>Source data managed separately, to minimize duplication of data between classifications ...
This week? <ul><li>? </li></ul>
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  1. 1. EOL Taxonomy Code Sprint Roger Espinosa University of Michigan September 8, 2008
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal Diversity Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mousetrap </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quaardvark </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BioKIDS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UM Natural History Museum Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grades 5-8 Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Poetry Guild (IPG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earth Odysseys </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Drupal (circa 2004-2006) <ul><li>Mostly 4.x development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organic Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxonomy Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexinode </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Category </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Views </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Started looking into 5 before switching technologies. Too much churn… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Taxonomy Module <ul><li>Issues using taxonomy.module to manage taxonomy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ranks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxonomy is unstable data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distinction between identification and t agging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can identity to unknown names </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Managing Taxonomy <ul><li>ADW taxonomy not based on any single source </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Composite classification built from multiple sources (Mammal Species of the World, Howard & Moore, ITIS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Past: same database as managed was used in projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In theory, updates could be made public faster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancestry indexed as materialized paths (best match for editing vs. search) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Managing Taxonomy: Future <ul><li>Source data managed separately, to minimize duplication of data between classifications </li></ul><ul><li>Build composite classifications </li></ul><ul><li>Export composite classifications as simpler hierarchies to import into other project databases </li></ul><ul><li>UUIDs to maintain consistency </li></ul>
  7. 7. This week? <ul><li>? </li></ul>
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