B. Duygu Özpolat

Post-doctoral Researcher

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  • Profile picture of Cyndy Parr who took this action.

    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Research Ideas":

    @Gihan Sami Soliman: Interesting wish. We had a Google Summer of Code student try to set up image matching a few years ago -- it is a very difficult problem given the wide variety of images across the tree of life. You can already search using any keywords you want (including distribution), but there are a variety of ways a software developer could improve the chances of success. Of course more data would be helpful too. Thanks for expressing the wish!

    about 2 years ago

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    Gihan Sami Soliman commented on "EOL Research Ideas":

    I wish there was a way to look up organisms by uploading an image , some morphological attributes or by describing them/ where found for those who come across organisms that they cannot name.

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Research Ideas":

    Very interesting, we have one wish that has 12 votes, but most only have 6 or fewer votes. You can sort by average rating and the most often rated wish is *not* at the top. New wishes are still coming in, too!

    about 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Research Ideas":

    Voting is open on the research wishes, so please join in the voting for your favorite ideas! http://eol.org/collections/34377. Also note that you can still add more wishes, too.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Research Ideas":

    A suggestion from the computer science community:

    How valid are the current facts and data upon which I can draw scientific conclusions, and what has changed in my previous conclusions? Is this "fact" actually a conclusion based upon a set of other facts and assumptions and if so, what are they, and what happens if any of them change?

    This question is relevant not only to a corpus of information but also to the actual data model. For instance, it may be that a certain bone angle was previously thought to be an identifying, immutable property of a species, but this is no longer true.

    Can anyone suggest a biological question that addresses the dependency of currently accepted facts on supporting facts that may since have been updated? The EOL and BHL collections could be a great place to examine the cascade of re-thinking that is needed if those supporting facts and observations are revised.

    about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Jennifer Hammock who took this action.

    Jennifer Hammock commented on "B. Duygu Özpolat":

    I would like to invite you to join "EOL Research Ideas".

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Research Ideas":

    Our collection now stands at ten wishes! If you haven't browsed them lately, click the "I Wish" link on the right to see the list. Feel free to comment or ask open questions on any of them. I've transcribed added commentary from the original wishers into comments on most of them already.

    about 2 years ago