David Remsen

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    Cyndy Parr added "Kathryn Hall" as a manager of the community "Homonym Hunters".

    over 3 years ago

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    Kathryn Hall commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    Hi Katja, I just joined this community on Jen Hammock's advice. I have found a few homonyms I would like to add to the collection, but I can't make the collection show in my collections list. Can you please advise me how to proceed? Is it best for now just to post the taxon names here? So far I have found Neosiphonia, Desmanthus and Pleroma. All are sponges and plants. Cheers, Kathryn

    over 3 years ago

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    Kathryn Hall joined the community "Homonym Hunters".

    over 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    @Tracy Barbaro: Where else do you see it?

    over 3 years ago

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    Tracy Barbaro commented on "Homonym Hunters":

    This is a hononym issue, should only be on the Crocodylus niloticus page: http://eol.org/data_objects/13517948

    over 3 years ago

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    Tanya Higgins commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    @Katja Schulz: Excellent, thank you!

    over 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    @Tanya Higgins: I have also just made you a manager for the Taxon Concept Management To Do List. This is a list of tasks to tackle once we get our new concept management tool. It will allow EOL admins to split and merge taxon pages based on curator recommendations. It's currently in the works and should become available before too long.

    over 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    @Patrick Leary: that's a good one Patrick. I'm wondering if you think it is helpful to do this manual review via EOL collections. We really should be using these lists behind the scenes.

    over 3 years ago

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    Tanya Higgins commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    @Cyndy Parr: Brilliant, thank you!

    over 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    @Tanya Higgins: Here's a community that deals with these: Taxon pages to be merged

    over 3 years ago

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    Tanya Higgins commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    @Leo Shapiro: I've also come across a couple of genus that had more than one page for the same Kingdom classification (like Acanthopale), is there a place to note those pages so they can be combined?

    over 3 years ago

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    Tanya Higgins commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    @Leo Shapiro: I'm certainly willing to work through Z, I find the process oddly calming. *laughs* I haven't yet run into any genus from the wiki list that don't appear on EOL at all, but there have been plenty in which both genus were represented on a single page, and I'm not sure how an aggregator would deal with that (though, honestly, I'm not sure how an aggregator deals with anything).

    over 3 years ago

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    Patrick Leary commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    For those that are interested there is another good compilation at http://sn2000.taxonomy.nl/Main/Index/Homonyms/A1.htm

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    @Cyndy Parr: Cyndy, I suppose we could ask Patrick to pull in these names from the Wikipedia list (or other sources) in a more automated fashion, but I am thinking we may be better off having this first pass being made by an intelligent actual human being (rather than computer code), such as Tanya (if she's willing to keep going through Z!) since she's actually annotating where appropriate. But if you think this is something we could be working with Patrick to do, that could save Tanya a whole lot of trouble! Also, not that this is supposed to be a list of homonyms ON EOL. If we just pull in homonyms from a bunch of sources, we may be pulling in names that are NOT in EOL. This has value if it points out omissions or confusions in our names infrastructure, in which case they should SOON be on EOL if we address the problem, but some of theses names might not be on EOL for a reason, in which case they are anot and will not be on EOL--and hence should not be in this collection. I'm just thinking out loud...

    over 3 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    Hi Tanya, Yes that definitely makes sense and I think this is a great service you're providing by assimilating this list! In fact, those instances where we are missing apparently valid names highlight names we should possibly be adding--or, as in the case of Antillea for which (as you note) we have the name in classifications for both a coral and a plant but have just a single page--which should be split into two pages. I am thinking that the EOL bioinformatics guy who is in charge of our names infrastructure ought to be able (perhaps once that Wikipedia list has been entirely assimilated...) to pull out a list of these "singleton" names from Homonyms on EOL to look for possible problems with the "taxon concepts" in our system.

    over 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    @Jennifer Hammock: We should be having this conversation in the Homonym Hunters community.

    over 3 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    Wow, look at this place! Logging links to good sources is a great idea; I'll bet there are more besides wikipedia, too. Maybe we could put a note about this in the Description? That way other people could pitch in if Tanya doesn't want to do the whole alphabet herself :)

    over 3 years ago

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    Tanya Higgins commented on "Homonyms on EOL":

    @Cyndy Parr: Sorry about that, it didn't even occur to me to give a link!

    over 3 years ago