Taxonomic indexing—extending the role of taxonomy


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dc.contributor.author Patterson, David J.
dc.contributor.author Remsen, David P.
dc.contributor.author Marino, William A.
dc.contributor.author Norton, Cathy N.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-21T13:57:32Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-21T13:57:32Z
dc.date.issued 2006-06
dc.identifier.citation Systematic Biology 55 (2006): 367-373 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/1034
dc.description Author Posting. © Society of Systematic Biologists, 2006. This article is posted here by permission of Society of Systematic Biologists for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Systematic Biology 55 (2006): 367-373, doi: 10.1080/10635150500541680. en
dc.description.abstract Taxonomic indexing refers to a new array of taxonomically intelligent network services that use nomenclatural principles and elements of expert taxonomic knowledge to manage information about organisms. Taxonomic indexing was introduced to help manage the increasing amounts of digital information about biology. It has been designed to form a near basal layer in a layered cyberinfrastructure that deals with biological information. Taxonomic Indexing accommodates the special problems of using names of organisms to index biological material. It links alternative names for the same entity (reconciliation), and distinguishes between uses of the same name for different entities (disambiguation), and names are placed within an indefinite number of hierarchical schemes. In order to access all information on all organisms, Taxonomic indexing must be able to call on a registry of all names in all forms for all organisms. NameBank has been developed to meet that need. Taxonomic indexing is an area of informatics that overlaps with taxonomy, is dependent on the expert input of taxonomists, and reveals the relevance of the discipline to a wide audience. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10635150500541680
dc.subject Biodiversity informatics en
dc.subject Names en
dc.subject Taxonomic indexing en
dc.subject Taxonomy en
dc.title Taxonomic indexing—extending the role of taxonomy en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/10635150500541680

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