parsing taxonomic rank

Susannah Lydon susannah at CS.MAN.AC.UK
Tue Jun 26 14:20:48 CDT 2001

Sorry! Forgot to post the MultiFlora URL on the last message:


On 26 Jun 2001, at 22:53, Jim Croft wrote:

> >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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