Christian Sardet

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: this is a big problem,katja,we need to separate the animal genus from the bacteria genus if is still on the site .

    30 days ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: thats ok,yan,keep in touch.

    30 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Oh, sorry. I don't know where I got that from then. I'm probably in the wrong here - I saw it as a plural somewhere vaguely official and must have assumed it was an Americanism rather than a misspelling.

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: It's also the German name for Amoeba, so it's definitely good to have in the search index. I just had never seen it as an English word.

    about 1 month ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Re "Amoebe (US) or Amoebae (UK) is the plural" - I can't find any evidence Amoebe is an American plural for Amoeba, but it does appear to be a Dutch name for Ameoba.

    about 1 month ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @петя спасова: Good point, will do.

    about 1 month ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Mareike Keuters: dont know but hey they are also synonyms for the species to be in use.this would help to escape misunderstanding.

    about 1 month ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: this should go to the taxon-clean up list.

    about 1 month ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: I've just added those in as common names for Amoebozoa. I see that http://eol.org/pages/2915041/overview exists already, so should probably be merged.

    about 1 month ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Amoeba is the singular. Amoebe (US) or Amoebae (UK) is the plural and hence sometimes used as the name of the group. I guess Amoebas might be useful english common name too. I think nowadays it's probably usually used to refer to the group Amoebozoa

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Btw., Wikipedia goes straight to the moth genus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoebe Isn't is usually "amoebA" in English, rather than "amoebE?"

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Hm, there goes the hypothesis that common names trump scientific names in the search algorithm. Looks like here it's the other way around. Obviously, it's not as simple as that. It also couldn't be page richness, because the moth genus has a much lower score than the protist group. I'll put in a direct path for this keyword for now.

    about 1 month ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    The top hit here http://eol.org/search?q=amoebe&search=Go should probably be the second in the list

    about 1 month ago

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    Jeremy Rice commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: FTR: Indeed, our search currently looks up each term in the string individually, and each one of them needs to be long enough. Definitely room for improvements. :D

    about 1 month ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Excellent, thanks! That would be a big help.

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Not entirely sure how it works, but it apparently looks at different parts of a name independently. We'll put all this on our list of things to consider when the search algorithm gets revised. I'm not sure when this will happen, though.

    about 1 month ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Sorry, not sure why that should be? After all, Ara c isn't a one letter combination, it's a four letter combination, or five if the space is included as a 'letter' (which it should be). Maybe the search system is failing to include spaces, and if so, could that be changed?

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: I imagine there is a trade-off here with the efficiency of the search. We've got gazillions of names, and a two letter combination matches a much larger set of names than a three letter combination. Requiring at least three letters to initiate the search probably reduces the load on the system.

    about 1 month ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks! I guessed that would be the reason. Would it not be possible to prioritise scientific names over common?

    A somewhat related problem is that when entering a genus name and the start of a species name, the search won't offer a drop-down until at least three letters of the species name have been added: enter "Ara", the drop-down appears, but then it vanishes on adding a space, and won't reappear with "c" or "ch" but only once "chl" has been added, when Ara chloropterus finally appears. This is a nuisance when one can remember the first letter or two of a species name in a large genus, but can't remember the exact spelling of the rest of the name.

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Everything else is unrelated to the macaw genus, but all the taxa that appear in the list do have "ara" somewhere in their common or scientific name. Apparently, the search algorithm looks for common name matches first. That's why there's a fish at the top of the list. I have added Ara to the list of common names for the macaw genus. I'm hoping that this will put this genus at the top of the list. In general, these very short name strings are tricky for a search algorithm because there are so many hits. It's difficult to devise an algorithm that gets the desired result in all cases.

    about 1 month ago