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Implementation of the Prometheus Taxonomic Model: a comparison of database models and query languages and an introduction to the Prometheus Object-Oriented Model.

Journal Article
Raguenaud, C., Pullan, M. R., Watson, M. F., Kennedy, J., Newman, M. F., & Barclay, P. J. (2002)
Implementation of the Prometheus Taxonomic Model: a comparison of database models and query languages and an introduction to the Prometheus Object-Oriented Model. Taxon, 51(1), 131-142. https://doi.org/10.2307/1554970
Types of databases commonly used for handling taxonomic data are compared. It is shown that none of the existing types of databases fully support the requirements of taxonomic...

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...

Animated interval scatter-plot views for the exploratory analysis of large scale microarray time-course data.

Journal Article
Craig, P., Kennedy, J., & Cumming, A. (2005)
Animated interval scatter-plot views for the exploratory analysis of large scale microarray time-course data. Information Visualization, 4, 149-163. doi:10.1057/palgrave.ivs.9500101
Microarray technologies are a relatively new development that allow biologists to monitor the activity of thousands of genes (normally around 8,000) in parallel across multipl...

A Simulation of Interactions Between the Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis and Shipping using Dynamically Variable Temporal Granularity to Minimise Run Time

Conference Proceeding
Clyne, H., & Kennedy, J. (2001)
A Simulation of Interactions Between the Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis and Shipping using Dynamically Variable Temporal Granularity to Minimise Run Time. In F. Ghassemi, D. White, D. Cuddy, & T. Nakanishi (Eds.), MODSIM 2001 : International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 10-13 December 2001 : integrating models for natural resources management across disciplines, issues and scales : proceedings, 813-818
Collisions with ships are a major cause of mortality (~35%) for the severely endangered North Atlantic right whale Eubalaena glacialis, currently numbering only around 370 ind...

Coordinated graph and scatter-plot views for the visual exploration of microarray time-series data

Conference Proceeding
Craig, P., & Kennedy, J. (2003)
Coordinated graph and scatter-plot views for the visual exploration of microarray time-series data. In IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, 173-180. doi:10.1109/infvis.2003.1249023
Microarrays are a relatively new, high-throughput data acquisition technology for investigating biological phenomena at the micro-level. The product of microarray experiments ...

Coordinated parallel views for the exploratory analysis of microarray time-course data.

Conference Proceeding
Craig, P., Kennedy, J., & Cumming, A. (2005)
Coordinated parallel views for the exploratory analysis of microarray time-course data. https://doi.org/10.1109/CMV.2005.5
Microarray time-course data relate to the recorded activity of thousands of genes, in parallel, over multiple discrete points in time during a biological process. Existing tec...

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 ...

Combining linking and focusing techniques for a multiple hierarchy visualisation

Conference Proceeding
Graham, M., & Kennedy, J. (2002)
Combining linking and focusing techniques for a multiple hierarchy visualisation. In E. Banissi, F. Khosrowshahi, M. Sarfraz, & A. Ursyn (Eds.), Proceedings [of the] Fifth International Conference on Information Visualisation, 425-432. https://doi.org/10.1109/iv.2001.942092
Visualisations have previously combined linking and brushing operations successfully. However, none to our knowledge have combined linking and focussing techniques. We describ...

The Prometheus Description Model: an examination of the taxonomic description-building process and its representation

Journal Article
Pullan, M. R., Armstrong, K. E., Paterson, T., Cannon, A., Kennedy, J. B., Watson, M. F., …Raguenaud, C. (2005)
The Prometheus Description Model: an examination of the taxonomic description-building process and its representation. Taxon, 54(3), 751-765. https://doi.org/10.2307/25065431
A model for representing taxonomic descriptive data is presented. The model has been developed in response to the growing requirement for the global exchange of descriptive da...
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Scottish Woodlands KTP

2013 - 2014
Scottish Woodlands Ltd is Scotland's leading independent full-service forest management company. It is also the second largest operator in the UK, with a network of 17 offices operating throughout Sco...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £110,222

SEEK: Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge

2002 - 2008
The goals of the project are to make fundamental improvements in how researchers can 1) gain global access to ecological data and information, 2) rapidly locate and utilize distributed computation...
Funder: National Science Foundation | Value: £348,305

MATSE: Information Visualisation of Microarray Time-course Data

2007 - 2009
Microarray Time-series Explorer (MaTSE) is a software application developed to improve the analysis of microarray data by allowing the user to explore their data using a unique visual interface.  Thro...
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £176,630

OPAL: The Partner Lens

2002 - 2004
OPaL aims to explore the potential of tools that can assist firms to configure partnerships as and when required to meet the demands of a volatile distributed workplace (Handy, 1992). Whatever the mot...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £194,000

Prometheus II: Capturing and Relating Character Concept Definitions in Plant Taxonomy

2001 - 2004
Taxonomy has been described as “the science of documenting biodiversity”, which involves collecting, naming, describing, identifying and classifying specimens of organisms. Descriptions are the fundam...
Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council | Value: £128,444

TaxVis: Visualisation Tools for Integrating Large Alternative Linnaean Taxonomies

2006 - 2008
The TaxViz project is developing visualisation techniques for comparing multiple taxonomic hierarchies. Biological taxonomy involves the classification and naming of plants, animals and all the oth...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £139,572

TDWG Taxon Concept Transfer Schema

2004 - 2005
The Taxon Concept Modelling project is associated developing standard data models for representing taxonomic names and concepts for use in the biodiversity community. The work is associated with the T...
Funder: Taxonomic Databases Working Group ( Biodiversity Information Standards ) | Value: £60,000

Teallach: Systematic Generic Support for User Interfaces to Databases

1996 - 1999
A research project aiming to provide a software workbench which facilitates the rapid in a manner which is independent of any specific underlying database system. This will provide a means for moving ...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £136,000

Visual Exploration of Species-referenced Repositories (VESpeR)

2012 - 2014
http://www.vesper.org.uk Contains the software produced for this project, a suite of components for analysing Darwin Core Archive (DWCA) datafiles for data quality issues such as data coverage, class...
Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council | Value: £104,072

Data Discoveries Innovation

2010 - 2010
This project was investigating the feasibility of providing interactive visualisation tools for exploring statistical information on data cleansing.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000
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Visualising Multiple Overlapping Classification Hierarchies

1998 - 2002
The revision or reorganisation of hierarchical data sets can result in many possible hierarchical classifications composed of the same or ove...
Dr Martin Graham | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy | Second Supervisor: Prof David Benyon

A software framework for the microscopic modelling of pedestrian movement

1999 - 2007
A town planner, faced with the task of designing attractive walking spaces, needs a tool that will allow different designs to b...
Dr Robert Kukla | Director of Studies: Prof Jon Kerridge | Second Supervisor: Prof Jessie Kennedy

Interactive Visualisation Tools for Supporting Taxonomists Working Practice

2001 - 2006
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
Dr Alan Cannon | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy

Mobile User Authentication System (MUAS) for e-commerce applications

2009 - 2017
Rania Molla | Director of Studies: Dr Imed Romdhani | Second Supervisor: Prof Bill Buchanan

Complex pleasures: designing optional interactions for public spaces

2008 - 2017
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Dr Ingi Helgason | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth

Tasks and visual techniques for exploration of temporal graph data

2010 - 2017
Dr Natalie Kerracher | Director of Studies: Dr Kevin Chalmers | Second Supervisor: Prof Jessie Kennedy

1994 - 1997
Prof Kenny Mitchell | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy | Second Supervisor: Peter Barclay