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Converting an existing taxonomic data resource to employ an ontology and LSIDs.

Conference Proceeding
Kennedy, J., Gales, R., & Kukla, R. (2006)
Converting an existing taxonomic data resource to employ an ontology and LSIDs. In L. Belbin, A. Rissoné, & A. Weitzman (Eds.), Proceedings of TDWG (2006), St Louis, MI
Data sharing is fundamental to biodiversity and taxonomic data applications, however previous attempts at developing mechanisms to facilitate sharing within the community have...

Concept relationship editor: a visual interface to support the assertion of synonymy relationships between taxonomic classifications

Conference Proceeding
Craig, P., & Kennedy, J. (2008)
Concept relationship editor: a visual interface to support the assertion of synonymy relationships between taxonomic classifications. In K. Börner, M. Gröhn, J. Park, J. C. Roberts, M. T. Gröhn, & J. C. Roberts (Eds.), Proc. SPIE 6809, Visualization and Data Analysis 2008, 680906-680912. doi:10.1117/12.765540
An increasingly common approach being taken by taxonomists to define the relationships between taxa in alternative hierarchical classifications is to use a set-based notation ...

The Prometheus Taxonomic Model: a practical approach to representing multiple classification.

Journal Article
Pullan, M. R., Watson, M. F., Kennedy, J., Raguenaud, C., & Hyam, R. (2000)
The Prometheus Taxonomic Model: a practical approach to representing multiple classification. Taxon, 49, 55-75
A model for representing taxonomic data in a flexible and dynamic system capable of handling and comparing multiple simultaneous classifications is presented. The Prometheus T...

The Prometheus II Description Model: an objective approach to representing taxonomic descriptions

Working Paper
MacDonald, S. M., Raguenaud, C., Pullan, M. R., Kennedy, J., Russell, G., & Watson, M. F. The Prometheus II Description Model: an objective approach to representing taxonomic descriptions

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MacDonald, S. M., Raguenaud, C., Pullan, M. R., Kennedy, J., Russell, G., & Watson, M. F. The Prometheus II Description Model: an objective approach to representing taxonomic descriptions
A model for improving the storage and communication of plant descriptions is presented. The model is flexible and yet reduces the ambiguity often present in text descriptions....

Approaches to Storing and Querying Structural Information in Botanical Specimen Descriptions.

Conference Proceeding
Paterson, T., & Kennedy, J. (2004)
Approaches to Storing and Querying Structural Information in Botanical Specimen Descriptions. In L. M. MacKinnon, A. G. Burger, & P. Trinder (Eds.), Key technologies for data management: Proceedings of the 21st Annual British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD21), 80-91
We are developing an ontology as a defined terminology for the taxonomic description of botanical specimens. To allow these descriptions to unambiguously refer to a given plan...

Scientific names are ambiguous as identifiers for biological taxa: their context and definition are required for accurate data integration

Conference Proceeding
Kennedy, J., Kukla, R., & Paterson, T. (2005)
Scientific names are ambiguous as identifiers for biological taxa: their context and definition are required for accurate data integration. In B. Ludaescher, & L. Raschid (Eds.), Data Integration in the Life Sciences, 80-95. https://doi.org/10.1007/11530084_8
Biologists use scientific names to label the organisms described in their data; however, these names are not unique identifiers for taxonomic entities. Alternative taxonomic c...

Telling Tales: Narratives Of Classification And Control In The Design Of Taxonomic Software.

Conference Proceeding
Turner, S., Turner, P., Raguenaud, C., & Kennedy, J. (2002)
Telling Tales: Narratives Of Classification And Control In The Design Of Taxonomic Software. In Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference: Common Ground, September, 2002
This paper draws on concepts from the structuralist analysis of narrative to explore aspects of the role of stories in the small group design process. A brief review of releva...

Visualisation to Aid Biodiversity Studies through Accurate Taxonomic Reconciliation.

Conference Proceeding
Graham, M., Craig, P., & Kennedy, J. (2008)
Visualisation to Aid Biodiversity Studies through Accurate Taxonomic Reconciliation. In W. A. Gray, K. G. Jeffery, & J. Shao (Eds.), Proceedings of British National Conference on Database Systems: Sharing Data, Information and Knowledge, 280-291. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-70504-8_29
All aspects of organismal biology rely on the accurate identification of specimens described and observed. This is particularly important for ecological surveys of biodiversit...

Using a persistent system to construct a customised interface to an ecological db.

Conference Proceeding
Barclay, P. J., Fraser, C., & Kennedy, J. (1993)
Using a persistent system to construct a customised interface to an ecological db. In R. Cooper (Ed.), Interfaces to Database Systems: Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Interfaces to Database Systems (IDS92), Glasgow, 1-3 July 1992, 225-243
New applications of information technology have increasingly sophisticated user interface requirements. Such interfaces are sometimes highly application specific and therefore...

Two approaches to representing multiple overlapping classifications: a comparison [plant taxonomy]

Conference Proceeding
Raguenaud, C., Graham, M., & Kennedy, J. (2002)
Two approaches to representing multiple overlapping classifications: a comparison [plant taxonomy]. In L. Kerschberg, & M. Kafatos (Eds.), Proceedings [of the] Thirteenth International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, SSDBM 2001, 239-244. https://doi.org/10.1109/ssdm.2001.938556
Plant taxonomy is the science of classification of plants. One of the tasks of plant taxonomy is the creation of classifications of organisms that allows the understanding of ...