|11,106,374 NameBank Records|
uBio Project - IntroductionInformation about organisms is often linked to a name.
This can create problems in information retrieval because:
• One taxon can have many names.
• The same name can refer to many taxa.
uBio is working on tools for providers of biological information that address these problems.
The uBio Taxonomic Name Server acts as a name thesaurus.
Names have many different classes of relationships that can be used to organize and retrieve information that is annotated with names. These classes are divided into two inter-connected services.
NameBank is a repository of millions of recorded biological names and facts that link those names together. [more]
All data within these components are linked to mechanisms that provide credit and attribution to experts who provide name and linkage information within the TNS. [more]
Lastly, NameBank promotes the emergence of a layered biological informatics infrastructure that allows different expert systems to share common information. This conserves scarce resources and enhances the means to support continued expert work. [more]
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