[Taxacom] the hurdle for all biodiv informatics initiatives

dipteryx at freeler.nl dipteryx at freeler.nl
Wed Feb 24 02:59:10 CST 2010

Van: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu namens Richard Pyle
Verzonden: wo 24-2-2010 6:17

In my opinion, the "automated machines" will not replace a taxonomist's
brain in determining links between text-string names and "curated" names
(e.g., from a nomenclator).  At least not in my professional lifetime. 

I don't see why not: it looks very straightforward to me. Search engines
these days (all too often) automatically deal with plurals, etc, so why not 
with easily predictable text-string names. 

Of course that will have only limited value, as the match-up with taxon
concepts (circumscriptions) will still have to be dealt with.


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