Kathy Hill

Cicada researcher

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @George Sims: George can you give us a link to the community or page that you are talking about?

    over 2 years ago

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    Gervasio Carvalho commented on "EOL Curators":

    @George Sims: George, "tarantulas" are INSECTA sensu Linné! Joke!

    over 2 years ago

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    George Sims commented on "EOL Curators":

    Although I am not a curator for the "Insect" community, I noticed that it contained the collection Theraphosidae (tarantulas), which are, of course, NOT insects.

    over 2 years ago

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    George Sims joined the community "EOL Discussion Group".

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Abhay Hule: Many thanks!

    over 2 years ago

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    Abhay Hule commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Hi, Cyndy Parr: I will try to Identify as far as possible!!

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    I would appreciate if we have any crab experts that they take a look at this media gallery -- the best photos are all unreviewed and I'm not able to tell if they are all correctly identified: http://eol.org/pages/343925/media

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: Michael, are the collections you're trying to eject contained within another community managed collection?

    over 2 years ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jason Sharp: thanks, it worked, but they still show up as featured collections.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jason Sharp commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: On the Managers tab for the collection, under 'Communities that can manage this collection' you should see the community that you are seeking. Select 'Remove'.

    over 2 years ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    how do I remove collections form communities?

    over 2 years ago

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    Sam Owens joined the community "EOL Discussion Group".

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Okay, I'll contact you by email and we can pick this up there. Nice work!

    over 2 years ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr:

    I've updated http://yanwong.me/MapImageTest.pdf with 225 new (green) data points pick haphazardly from monocots, composites, and pinophyta. The few green dots among the cloud of magentas are (I think) line drawings of plants. You can't see in this plot, but the png dimension completely separates out these plant line drawings from the maps, so yes - it seems to work almost better for plants. Dunno about microscopy images, though.

    Cyndy, I'll sort out a data file for you, so you can have a look in 3D yourself, if you like. Do you have an email address or whatever to which I can send the file? It won't be that big.

    over 2 years ago • edited: over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Very promising approach! If you did some plants would you get the same results? I'm almost convinced we could use this to do some batch type changes.

    over 2 years ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Just looking for good images that are used in WikiSpecies, but not on EoL. Is there any reason why, for example, the nice image at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Condylura_cristata isn't being picked up. As far as I can see it meets the criteria at http://eol.org/info/curate_wiki#commons

    over 2 years ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr:

    I've written a little blog post about my first look at the problem of identifying maps. The plot on that page shows that just using the compression metrics seems to work extraordinarily well, at least for my limited dataset. http://yanwong.me/?p=709

    p.s. not sure this "map" that I picked up should be in EoL anyway: http://eol.org/data_objects/5853197

    p.p.s. Cyndy: I've just done a plot with all the images in your "Retag as map type" collection added (in magenta) - with this larger dataset just using jpg vs gif compression seems to work best, although adding PNG compression data as well would probably help remove a few of the false positives. See the plot at http://yanwong.me/MapImageTest.pdf - the numbers on each point are dataobject IDs, so you can find the corresponding pictures on EoL

    over 2 years ago • edited: over 2 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 2 years ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: Ah - thanks.

    over 2 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 2 years ago • edited: over 2 years ago