Patrick Leary

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @rick mcneill: Not yet. It's on our list of things to do, but it's not trivial. We'll need to implement an ontology of geographical names and a way to mine available sources for geographical information.

    about 1 year ago

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    rick mcneill commented on "EOL Curators":

    Aloha Everyone Is there geographic search function? I can't seem to find a way to search for all of the taxa in specific area. rick

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Buchnera" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Buchnera" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jason Sharp commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thats fantastic! Thanks.

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hey curators! If you have ever wanted to find or count all the contributions you've made to EOL via Flickr or other sources it is now a lot easier. You can type a person's name into the search box and if the person is in the attributions for an object it will be in the search result.

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @David Illig: I just checked, and the machine tag is still "taxonomy:binomial=Cymbalophora sp." Please also note that binomial tags should be used only for two-part names, i.e., when you know both the genus and the species. If you just know the genus, simply use the genus tag: http://www.flickr.com/groups/encyclopedia_of_life/discuss/72157629880163919/

    about 1 year ago

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    Jonathan Coddington added "Urostylidae" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jonathan Coddington added "Sagittariidae" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jonathan Coddington added "Sagittariidae" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jonathan Coddington added "Chilodontidae" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jonathan Coddington added "Chilodontidae" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jonathan Coddington added "Cepheidae" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jonathan Coddington added "Heterocheilidae" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jonathan Coddington added "Heterocheilidae" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jonathan Coddington commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    Insecta Diptera Heterocheilidae Chromadorea Spirurida Heterocheilidae family group names in Diptera and Nematoda

    about 1 year ago

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    Jonathan Coddington joined the community "Homonym Hunters".

    about 1 year ago

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    Patrick Leary commented on "Barb Banbury":

    @Barb Banbury: Hi Barb - your latest comment made it only to your newsfeed but I luckily found it. You differentiate EOL taxon ID from the page number, but we use those terms interchangeably (though there is a different HierarchyEntryID which we use to indicate taxon definitions from provider - e.g. Animalia according to ITIS). You certainly can use this information when searching, but the question I was putting out there is - is this the best way to get around to doing what you want? You say here you wanted a tarball of EOL text, which was indeed not available a few months ago, but I have a prototype now which you can try out. I will email it to you shortly.

    over 1 year ago

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    Patrick Leary commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Barb Banbury: Hi Barb. The highest published page ID (today) is http://eol.org/pages/36680799/overview . I'm curious though how you intend to use this. As Nathan point out IDs are not meant to be used directly, and there are a tremendous number of redirect pages (most of which are never actually published before they are turned into redirects). Nathan suggested an API to return random pages which seems like a reasonable API method. But I'm not sure how reasonable an API to return the highest ID would be since it seems completely arbitrary. Perhaps you have some end goal which might be better approached with a different set of API methods that aren't so dependent on arbitrary page IDs?

    over 1 year ago

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    Nathan Wilson commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    To be clear, there are expected to be a lot of redirects and there are some missing pages (mostly in the lower numbers). Currently the highest number I could find is 36680949. This means that only 1 in 27 ID numbers are not redirects or missing pages. My understanding is that this is because the data harvesting process creates a page whenever it sees a name that is in anyway different from anything it has seen in the past. There is then a process that figures out whether new names are most likely the same as some existing page. If it is then, it is turned into a redirect. However, the original number is maintained since there may have been an error in that process. In general it is not a great idea to deal directly with the ID numbers. However, there are circumstances where you pretty much have to. It would be helpful to know why you need the largest page number. For example, I needed it at one point since I wanted to create a list of truly random pages so I could test somethings about EOL. It would have served my purpose better if there was an API call to ask for a random set of pages.

    over 1 year ago