Find:Dictionary-based and natural language processing-based amalgamAtomize:Split complex namestring combinations into meaningful parts (e.g. genus, specific epithet, author, year)Index:17M+ namestrings linked to source and cross-linked among sourcesResolve:High performance suite of tools that parse, and find names in over 200 authoritative sources using exact or fuzzy matching as required. Scores are provided for the accuracy of a match.Edit:A real-time, collaborative classification editing environment to produce consensus-based hierarchies. Has functionality to synchronize users’ view of the hierarchy and chat. Exports produce Darwin Core Archive. The Open Tree of Life made use of the Union hierarchy, a product of the GNITE editing environment.
1. Global NamesRecognizing and Resolving Scientific Names to Current Usage Arcypterafusca(Pallas, 1773) …specimens of Arcyopterastollii Gryllusnimphaw ere collected Grylluscothurnatus from… Gryllus (Locusta) variegatus Dmitry Mozzherin, David Shorthouse, Patrick Leary,LakshmiManoharAkella, David Patterson, and Anne Thessen
2. Why?• Many scientific names for same taxon• Many taxa with same name• Names need global resolution