[tdwg-content] Name is species concept thinking
hlapp at nescent.org
Thu Jun 10 22:18:22 CEST 2010
On Jun 10, 2010, at 3:37 PM, Peter DeVries wrote:
> i.e. The name is the concept.
No, it's only a label.
> Also since there are several name variants for each "species", how
> do you distinguish which of these nameID's are the same species and
> which are different?
When you want to compute over taxonomies this will need to be
determined through an ontology. That's how we make the distinctions in
TTO (Teleost Taxonomy Ontology).
: Hilmar Lapp -:- Durham, NC -:- informatics.nescent.org :
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