Kristen Lans

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    Rob de Ruiter commented on "Ailuropoda melanoleuca (David, 1869)":

    The IUCN threat status of Ailuropoda melanoleuca is no longer Endangered (EN) but Vulnerable (VU).

    13 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    Can you please describe the problem in more detail? What do you mean by "pre-existing collections" and "looking through taxionamies?" Can you provide a link to a page that is missing information and describe exactly what is missing and where you would expect to see it?

    17 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Megan Wannarka: Sorry I missed your comment. Is this still a problem?

    17 days ago

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    Megan Wannarka commented on "Katja Schulz":

    The pre-existing collections are not showing up when looking through taxionamies. Not sure if it's just me of it is site-wide. Any ideas? Thank you in advance, Megan

    24 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Colin Gerety: Thanks for the additional information. I'm still not sure what happened here, but it's clear that we need to change the way we harvest ITIS.

    29 days ago

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    Colin Gerety commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: Just one more piece of info for when you get around to looking at the duplicate taxon problem. "Atriplex truncata" is a good example to look at. In the ITIS taxonomy hierarchy there are two taxon ids: 46189093, and 61378673. Looking at the ancestors for the two ids, there are two distinct hierarchies. The 61378673 hierarchy corresponds to the current ITIS hierarchy. The hierarchies have many entries with duplicate taxa. They finally jump back together at subkingdom Viridaeplantae. My suspicion is that ITIS may have recategorized. If you want to save historical data for any taxonomy provider there is a huge problem. If you just want current data from each provider (which I think is wise), updates should re-use all existing taxon entries an merely repatch the parent pointers.

    30 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Colin Gerety: Thanks, I think I see what you mean. I'm not sure what causes this duplication. We will have to investigate. It could be that there is a glitch that improperly generates new EOL hierarchy entries when data are reharvested from the source. It looks like this currently manifests itself only in the API and not on the site. I fear that this problem may not get fixed until EOL v3 which is scheduled for release next year.

    about 1 month ago

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    Colin Gerety commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: Katja, Thank you for your quick response. The basic question is one of invariants. For the eol taxonomy to be accurate I think each unique node in the source taxonomy (in this case ITIS) should have exactly one node in the eol representation of that taxonomy. In the case I gave, there are three eol taxon entries (54403812, 46208079, and 61398808) representing a single ITIS taxonomy node (TSN 29130). That is, there are three distinct entries that share the same nameAccordingTo and sourceIdentifier. The parents are of interest only because they indicate the duplication may extend up the tree.

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Colin Gerety: Hi Colin, yes multiple names from ITIS are mapped to EOL taxon 130363, but only one of the names (Geranium caespitosum TSN 29130) is accepted by ITIS. The others are considered synonyms: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=29130#null It looks like 61398785 is the ITIS Geranium (TSN 29104), but it's not clear where 4620835 comes from. The hierarchy entry api gives an error for this value. There may be a mismapping here. They should all map to TSN 29104. We would probably have to go back to the original resource to investigate.

    about 1 month ago

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    Colin Gerety commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    I am using both ITIS and EOL to classify specimens. As part of this process I find an ITIS_TSN (unique name id) and map it to eol TaxonIDs and TaxonConcepts. Sometimes are multiple eol taxon trees for the same ITIS TSN. That is, a single taxon in the source taxonomy tree has multiple representations in eol. The eol page/concept 130363 has three taxon entries for the ITIS_TSN 29130. These are 54403812, 46208079, and 61398808. Each of these points to the page/concept 130363. Two of them have a parent taxon of 4620835, one has a parent of 6139875. That means there is one ITIS taxonomy tree where the species is represented twice. In the third tree the whole ITIS taxonomy is duplicated.

    about 1 month ago

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    Abhishek Shivkumar commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks, Would you know Jeremy Rice's email ID or any other email ID where I can clarify a couple of quick questions regarding the Pages API? Also, is there a limit on how many calls I can make with a licence with Page API per day / hour?

    about 1 month ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Abhishek Shivkumar: That's a good question. I have't tried getting deep down into the pages before. It might just be timing out, I guess. This is probably a question for Jeremy Rice

    about 1 month ago

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    Abhishek Shivkumar commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    I want to get complete details using the Page API for page id = 282. It has around 800K images ! and so I see in the Page API that I have to make a call in phases of 75 images per call (images_per_page = 75 & images_page=1.. and then again images_per_page = 75 & image_page = 2 .. and so on). I seem to not get a response back from the server after few calls (like 45 calls or something). Is there a way to get the complete json description of this page id = 282 in a single shot? Thanks Abhishek S

    about 1 month ago

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    ajinkyawakhale commented on "Patrick Leary":

    HI how can i download full eol data through api. I know that it has methods like page and search, but i need to download full data as i am using it on Watson. can u help me in this

    2 months ago

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    Megan Wannarka commented on "Katja Schulz":

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    4 months ago • deleted: 4 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Benjamin J. Crain: Sorry Benjamin, we've been having trouble with the Flickr import for a while. We are planning a one-time harvest soon just to get caught up on all the images we've been missing over the last few months, but I don't know when regular harvests will resume. Are your students taking pictures of wild organisms in the field or are these museum specimens?

    4 months ago

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    Thomas Horn commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks for the update.

    4 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @José R Ferrer-Paris: Sorry, I missed your reply. Adding species to Wikipedia will work to get them added to EOL. The only problem right now is that Wikipedia imports are on hold. When they start up again, hopefully soon, your species should become available on EOL.

    4 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Horn: The Wikipedia import is on hold at the moment. I'm not sure when it will resume. We are working on a new way of harvesting Wikipedia that will cover all languages and will result in better taxon coverage. So far we've only harvested the English version, and we are only harvesting family level and below. The work list is not currently filtered by language. There will be better language filters in the new version of EOL that's currently under development.

    4 months ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Horn: Hi Thomas, a member of the staff will reply to your question - we've got folks on the road right now so there's a bit of a delay. Thanks.

    4 months ago