parsing taxonomic rank

Jim Croft jrc at ANBG.GOV.AU
Tue Jun 26 22:53:40 CDT 2001


>We are currently working on the MultiFlora project (information
>extraction from multiple floras) here at Manchester University. We're
>using  "general purpose" language engineering software called
>GATE, developed at Sheffield Uni, and seeing how little tweaking we
>can get away with to extract useful information from taxon
>descriptions. To us, taxonomic rank, nomenclature etc are the least
>of our worries  - we're developing a few fairly straight-forward rules
>based on suffixes and text structure. It's the morphological
>information that's the big challenge...

interesting...   have urls?

jim




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