Friday, February 09, 2007

TreeBASE name mapping

In the spirit of "release early, release often", a preliminary version of the TreeBASE name mapping project is now online at TBMap. It's a bit crude, the graphs look awful because they're generated on the fly on a Linux box using GraphViz, but you'll get the idea. I'll try and tidy it up and add a few more visuals to it next week after the EOL Informatics meeting at Woods Hole. There are also some missing mappings to add to the database. I hope to finish a manuscript explaining the gory details in a week or so. This manuscript will also explain what one can do with these mappings (i.e., find all the studies for birds or other higher taxa in TreeBASE).

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