Katerina Tvardikova

Tropical bird enthusiast

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Nope, go to http://www.iucnredlist.org/search and search for Apis mellifera. It hasn't been assessed yet. Assessment is an arduous process and looks like only about 4000 insects have been looked at. I looked at a few and they were lepidoptera and odonates. Only 165 hymenoptera are on the list.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Roderic Page: Thanks Rod (by the way, I'm an ex-student of yours). Still puzzled that there isn't IUCN data for the default page search on Apis mellifera - I assume IUCN knows about this one :)

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: For historical reasons, we have two paths for info from IUCN...one for the status field at the top of the overview, and the other for the content on the details tab. I think the latter has the most up-to-date data even for the status field and we should look into getting rid of the former collection to avoid confusion.

    over 1 year ago

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    Roderic Page commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: The vast majority of species on the planet are not covered by the IUCN (nor are they likely to be). The IUCN site suggests some 65,000 species have been assessed http://www.iucnredlist.org/about/summary-statistics (see Fig. 2). EOL has two IUCN lists (why?), the largest http://eol.org/collections/309 has 63097 taxa.

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks a lot. I've joined the API community now. Is there any reason when I go to http://eol.org/api/docs/pages/1.0 and run the default test search but with IUCN=true, I don't get any IUCN data? I thought that every species had an IUCN classification?

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Vernacular names data often comes to EOL dirty (or we mangle it, not sure which yet). Any curator can fix it by going to the common names tab such as http://eol.org/pages/328450/names/common_names (I fixed Mus musculus. Though I don't know the best French name I picked the one that had the most sources). If you regularly get scientific names as vernaculars, you might want to design your program to go back and get another vernacular. There are often other options in each language. Also, I invite you to join our API community. http://eol.org/communities/121/newsfeed

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Maps as images are a frustrating problem. I'm manually collecting examples in this collection: http://eol.org/collections/23389 . The problem is that often our providers can't tell us that they are maps. In other cases we just don't have the time to go back to providers and revise the exports. Someone could probably write code to automatically flag possible maps based on image or caption characteristics. Google Summer of Code project, anyone?

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    By the way, I'm no expert in French, but surely this can't be a correct "vernacular name" returned by the pages API: { "vernacularName": "Mus musculus", "language": "fr", "eol_preferred": true },

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong joined the community "EOL Discussion Group".

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    I'm trying to automatically scrape images of organisms for http://www.onezoom.org/ . Some of the images associated with species are distribution maps (e.g. http://eol.org/data_objects/14840166), and I'm getting some of these in my downloads. Is there a system for identifying and flagging these up as maps rather than organism images? Also, I have some automated scripts to get images & construct image attribution lines from a large file of species names, if anyone is interested.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katerina Tvardikova commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @Cyndy Parr: Cyndy, thank you for explanation and search. I will wait, and see what happens once my content gets connected to EOL.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katerina Tvardikova commented on "Scratchpads Community":

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @Katerina Tvardikova: Google knows about your pages: http://bit.ly/ZPy6XH . I did a search that included your site URL to be sure. It looks like your content shows up on the fourth page of results if you just search for the scientific name. For birds you are competing with lots of very popular sites that have been around a while and automatically have a lot of links to them. When your content flows to EOL that will help raise its profile. The more websites (and more respected websites) who link to your content the better.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Katerina Tvardikova commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @Cyndy Parr: E.g. if I search for specific species (Philemon buceroides) I do not find the information form my pages at all. There is many species like this. Even when I search New Guinea Birds or Papua New GUinea Birds (which I guess most people do when thinking to fisn something about the birds in coutry), do I do not find my pages easily. I was interesitng in some tips how to improve it.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @Katerina Tvardikova: Note that Katerina's Scratchpad is here: http://pngbirds.myspecies.info/ I have found some of the content by searching on Google. Katerina what is an example of a page you don't see listed?

    over 1 year ago

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    Katerina Tvardikova commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    I feel really bad about my work being lost in web-space. I would need to force Google and other search engines to search on my pages too. Is there any way to do it? I am sure that my pages are the only ones including information about given species, but nobody is able to find out, as the pages are not listed when I search for the species on Google. Is it a general problem, or only mine?

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Katerina Tvardikova":

    @Katerina Tvardikova: Also, you might want to post your question here http://eol.org/communities/122/newsfeed so that Scratchpad users will see it.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Katerina Tvardikova":

    @Katerina Tvardikova: Katerina, a few things: First, make the link to your Scratchpad in your EOL profile clickable by adding HTML link tags around the URL. Links help Google give your pages high PageRank. We should do this automatically but for some reason it isn't working. Second, Let's ask Jen and Laurence (from the Scratchpads team) to get your content flowing to EOL -- again, more links back to your Scratchpad will help its search ranking. Third, it looks like the Scratchpad team emailed you to get more information from you about the problem. I'll follow up, but please do send them detailed explanation of your problems. Finally, even if you do all of this, it may still be difficult for your pages to be highly ranked in searches. Unfortunately there are so many pages about birds out there on the web that already have high PageRank even if they aren't as good as yours.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Katerina Tvardikova commented on Katerina Tvardikova's newsfeed:

    Is there any Scratchpadist who could help to promote my pages? I feel really bad about my work being lost in web-space. I would need to force Google and other search engines to search on my pages too. Is there any way to do it? I am sure that my pages are the only ones including information about given species, but nobody is able to find out, as the pages are not listed when I search for the species on Google. Is it a general problem, or only mine?

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr added an unknown item to the collection "Retag as map type".

    over 1 year ago