Biological Names and Taxonomies on the Semantic Web - Managing the Change in Scientific Conception

@inproceedings{Tuominen2011BiologicalNA,
  title={Biological Names and Taxonomies on the Semantic Web - Managing the Change in Scientific Conception},
  author={Jouni Tuominen and Nina Laurenne and Eero Hyv{\"o}nen},
  booktitle={ESWC},
  year={2011}
}
Biodiversity management requires the usage of heterogeneous biological information from multiple sources. Indexing, aggregating, and finding such information is based on names and taxonomic knowledge of organisms. However, taxonomies change in time due to new scientific findings, opinions of authorities, and changes in our conception about life forms. Furthermore, organism names and their meaning change in time, different authorities use different scientific names for the same taxon in… CONTINUE READING
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