Katerina Tvardikova

Tropical bird enthusiast

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    Cyndy Parr added "Liatris scariosa" to the collection "Retag as map type".

    over 3 years ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: I've just had a quick play with classifying map images on EoL - since I've downloaded 738 pd/cc-by images to play with, of which 25 are maps (one for each placental mammal, as it happens). A first-pass is to see how well they compress using different methods. If you plot the compression ratios achieved using jpg and png compression, a good whack of the maps cluster in an obvious group. Have a look at http://www.yanwong.me/placentalmapclassification.pdf (images that are maps are marked in red). The EoL image name is written in tiny letters on each point, if you want to check up on them, but I don't know if these are unique names. It might take a few minutes longer for me to figure out how to put the EoL object id there instead. I've got a quick perl script that will calculate this in-memory, without saving jpg and png files to disk - you could try it on your maps collection. I've also got a few ideas for improving the clustering, but it seems a reasonable start.

    over 3 years ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: Ah - thanks.

    over 3 years ago

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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 3 years ago • edited: over 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago

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    Yan Wong joined the community "EOL Discussion Group".

    over 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago

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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 3 years ago • edited: over 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago