[Taxacom] Is "deprecation" a taxonomic term or informatics jargon has crept into taxonomic literature?
deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Sun Aug 21 03:46:26 CDT 2011
> I was pointing this out merely as an exemplar of things to
> come: poorly defined concepts in either field will be overtaken by lingo
> (which comes with conceptual baggage) from the other field. It is my
> that usually confusion ensues when this kind of things happens.
On the topic of conceptual baggage hampering communication between people
from the programming community and people from the taxonomy community,
Some of these terms have imprecise/ambiguous/homonymous meanings even within
biology (especially "Name"). It always makes for confusing conversations
when a biologist unfamiliar with the IT uses of these terms and a programmer
unfamiliar with the biological uses of these terms get together to discuss
issues related to biodiversity informatics.
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