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WP7 Overview (Biodiversity literature)

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WP7 Overview (Biodiversity literature)

  1. 1. WP7 Overview (Biodiversity literature) David Morse The Open University, UK [email_address] Workpackage 7 Biodiversity literature access and data mining ViBRANT Virtual Biodiversity
  2. 2. The challenge <ul><li>“ Putting together the legacy data from the literature for a taxon can still be an immense challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>Even getting the complete picture of the known distribution range of a single species - past and extant - is one of the most time-consuming tasks I can think of.” </li></ul><ul><li>Wolfgang Lorenz </li></ul><ul><li>Posted to the Taxacom mailing list 17 th January 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>http://taxacom.markmail.org/message/iurgjyydgk33paby </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who we are & what we do <ul><li>Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Guido Sautter </li></ul><ul><li>GoldenGATE Document Editor </li></ul><ul><li>The Natural History Museum (NHM), United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Lyal </li></ul><ul><li>The INOTAXA project </li></ul><ul><li>Pensoft Publishers Ltd (Pensoft), Bulgaria </li></ul><ul><li>Teodor Georgiev </li></ul><ul><li>Zookeys and Phytokeys journals </li></ul><ul><li>The Open University (OU), United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>David King </li></ul><ul><li>Information extraction from the biodiversity literature </li></ul>
  4. 4. Internal links
  5. 5. External links
  6. 6. Risks <ul><li>Reliance on external services (e.g. Mendeley) </li></ul><ul><li>XML - eXtensible Mark-up Language </li></ul><ul><li>Many, overlapping standards </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving standards and documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Many other taxonomic aggregator initiatives </li></ul>Sustainability By developing automatic and semi-automatic tools
  7. 7. WP7 Talks Facilitated by David Morse WP7 general discussion and questions 14:50 David King Semantic data mining of literature 14:45 Teodor Georgiev XML markup in prospective publishing, or how to be at the same time innovative and cost efficient? 14:40 Chris Lyal INOTAXA markup and its relations to ViBRANT 14:35 Guido Sautter Content Markup / Plazi 14:30 David Morse, WP7 leader WP7 Overview (Biodiversity literature) 14:20

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