[Taxacom] iSpecies

Roderic Page Roderic.Page at glasgow.ac.uk
Tue Jan 26 08:16:34 CST 2016

Hi Lyubo,

Yep, lots of ways to do this. One thing I’d like to do (apart from ad more sources) is integrate across the sources. rather than simply say “CrossRef has this, and BHL has that, and Pubmed has this” if they are the same papers, let’s group them together.

But as I’ve tried to make clear, this is really a toy to show the absolute minimum that can be done. What I’m really after is  more sophisticated ways to do this, iSpecies gives me a baseline to compare against.



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On 26 Jan 2016, at 10:09, Lyubomir Penev <lyubo.penev at gmail.com<mailto:lyubo.penev at gmail.com>> wrote:


This is just to recall that Pensoft Taxon Profile (PTP)  is doing very much the same since 2010 for any taxon name of any rank mentioned in any Pensoft journal (see example for, say, Trichoceridae<http://bdj.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=7610&display_type=element&element_type=7&element_id=0&element_name=Trichoceridae>). At that time, the creation of the PTP was largely inspired by uBio and iSpecies but it delivers through either APis or name string search information associated with taxon names from more than 20 trusted biodiversity resources, including: GBIF, EOL, NCBI, BOLD, PubMedCentral, PubMed, CrossRef, Google Scholar, BHL, ZooBank, IPNI, ION, Index Fungorum, Wikipedia, Wikispecies, invasive,org, Tropicos, IUCN, and some more.

A bit outdated version of the tool is available also as standalone application at: http://ptp.pensoft.eu<http://ptp.pensoft.eu/>.

Of course, we all know that this kind of tools are largely dependent on the providers' APIs and search interfaces and are especially vulnerable to changes in them. Anyway, they are useful if one wants to get quickly to the first-hand information on a taxon name through the mentioned resources.


On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 1:40 AM, Roderic Page <Roderic.Page at glasgow.ac.uk<mailto:Roderic.Page at glasgow.ac.uk>> wrote:
Some members of the list may recall a little tool I built a decade ago called "iSpecies" which was a quick and dirty ate empty to build a web page for any species automatically. Eventually I took it offline but now it's back! You can try it at <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> <http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> http://iSpecies<http://ispecies/><http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>>.org<http://ispecies.org<http://ispecies.org/>> and for a live example try http://ispecies.org/?q=Trogon

This is not much more than a toy, but the new version shows a map (GBIF), some pictures (EOL), references (CrossRef), and a phylogeny (Open Tree of Life). Comments and suggestions welcome as always.



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