Knowledge repesentation, computer-aided identification, phylogeny and biogeography
Applications (Botany, entomology, paleontology …)
Projects (BioCASE, EDIT )
Standards (GBIF, TDWG SDD)
Collaboration in ViBRANT
WP4 Standardisation: link Scratchpad-CDM, ontology tools
WP5 Scratchpad user interface and matrix editor
2 of 5 Virtual Biodiversity ViBRANT Who we are & what we do Xper 2 management and analysis of descriptions Lisbeth three item analysis, biogeography
Develop identification services using morphological descriptions Morphological descriptions will be edited via the scratchpad matrix editor. Results will be returned to the scratchpad instance for user access Take benefit of the tools for descriptive data developed in the CDM EDIT platform 3 of 5 Virtual Biodiversity ViBRANT What we will do in ViBRANT Identification is made directly from the standardized descriptions. One character at each step (monothetic) or several characters at the same time (polythetic) Xper 2 Free access key Dichotomous or polytomous keys. From morphological data, a tree structure has to be constructuted by hand or automatically by a Key generator Use one (monothetic) or several (polythetic) characters at each node. (Mykey) Single access key
1. Automated construction of identification keys (single access keys) Scratchpad Webservices 4 of 5 Virtual Biodiversity ViBRANT Key generator Key
Number os petals
Type of fruit
Identification Taxa1 Taxa2 … How we are doing it Matrix editor SDD / HTML / URL SDD / CSV CDM
Prototype 1 (M12)
Recommandations of WP3
Ontology of WP4
Enhanced scratchpad UI
and matrix editor WP5
Prototype 2 (M24)
Test and validation
3. Free access key using Xper 2 -CDM 2. Polythetic free access key service Xper 2
Who are our users & how will they engage?
All providers of morphological data with the matrix editor of the scratchpads, expecting to add identification services on their sites .
Users who consult a scratchpad instance and need resources to identify specimens.
Users of tools to manage descriptive data and to identify (Xper 2 , Lucid, DeltaAccess etc.) who want to include these data in a scratchpad site .