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Two approaches to representing multiple overlapping classifications: A comparison.

Raguenaud, Cedric, Graham, Martin and Kennedy, Jessie (2001) Two approaches to representing multiple overlapping classifications: A comparison. In: Proceedings [of the] Thirteenth International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, SSDBM 2001. International Conferences on Scientific and Statistical Database Management,SSDBM. . IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, California, USA, pp. 239-244. ISBN 0-7695-1218-6

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Abstract/Description

Plant taxonomy is the science of classification of plants. One of the tasks of plant taxonomy is the creation of classifications of organisms that allows the understanding of the evolutionary relationships between them. In this paper we describe two different data models that have been designed to support two aspects of taxonomic work: the storage of the information and the visualisation of that information. We show that these two models are different because of their constraints and aims, and we compare their abilities using a number of typical tasks users perform. We also show that although different and able to perform different tasks, each of these models is well adapted to its purpose.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-7695-1218-6
Additional Information: Paper presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, SSDBM 2001, Fairfax, Virginia, USA, 18-20 July 2001.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bioinformatics; Classification; Taxonomy; Data modelling; Computer graphics; Visualisation;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology > 578 Natural history of organisms > 578.012 Classification & Taxonomy
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 3004
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2009 12:41
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2014 11:32
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3004

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