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TAXEX: TAXonomical EXpert System: history of development and technology of identification
Lelekov, S.; Lyakh, A. (2007). TAXEX: TAXonomical EXpert System: history of development and technology of identification, in: Vanden Berghe, E. et al. (Ed.) (2007). Proceedings Ocean Biodiversity Informatics: International Conference on Marine Biodiversity Data Management, Hamburg, Germany 29 November to 1 December, 2004. VLIZ Special Publication, 37: pp. 113-120
In: Vanden Berghe, E. et al. (Ed.) (2007). Proceedings Ocean Biodiversity Informatics: International Conference on Marine Biodiversity Data Management, Hamburg, Germany 29 November to 1 December, 2004. VLIZ Special Publication, 37. IOC Workshop Report, 202. VI, 192 pp., more
In: VLIZ Special Publication. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. ISSN 1377-0950, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Identification; Taxonomists; Taxonomy; Training; Marine

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  • Lelekov, S.
  • Lyakh, A.

Abstract
    TAXEX is a series of taxonomic expert systems, which are developed to help scientists to professionally identify living organisms. They provide scientists with different taxonomic information, including taxon descriptions and diagnosis, geographic distributions, scientific nomenclature, identification keys and illustrations; it creates a tool for interactive identification of living organisms and trains new taxonomists. The main goal of TAXEX is to give public access to taxonomic and expert knowledge of the Black and Azov Sea biota. These systems can be used in disciplinary sciences like biological oceanography, biophysics, landscape ecology, bioecology, etc., in which specialists from different scientific fields are needed. Using taxonomic expert systems instead of high-paid taxonomists will reduce costs of scientific research and will allow many scientists without a specific biological education to work independently.

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