[Taxacom] Serious questions about taxonomy/ontology

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Wed Sep 8 17:14:00 CDT 2010

There's a large academic and commercial enterprise which can loosely be called 'knowledge management'. It has strong links to Web-based projects such as the one about which Joel Sachs has just posted a query. For an example, please read


My questions are:

- Do any of the principles or results of this enterprise have anything to do with what we do as biological taxonomists?
- If so, do they suggest any ways in which we can improve what we do?
Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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