[Taxacom] Entomological Society of Canada, Twitter, GlobalNames, CrossRef

Shorthouse, David davidpshorthouse at gmail.com
Mon Oct 21 09:14:56 CDT 2013


The Entomological Society of Canada is presently meeting in Guelph,
Ontario, Canada, http://www.uoguelph.ca/debu/esc-eso2013/esc-eso.html and
as I did last year, I've thrown together a real-time mashup of Twitter,
Global Names, and CrossRef web services. It adds a nice bit of context to
conference Tweets because it pulls out scientific names, places them in a
hierarchy, and searches for recent literature. This sort of capability
might be of interest at other conferences and I'd be happy to share the
code if anyone is interested.

You can follow the Twitter stream by visiting

By way of example, the smarts in the Global Names web service developed by
Dmitry Mozzherin very nicely accommodates misspellings,


David P. Shorthouse

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