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Cleanroom examples: The taxonomy system
Almost all wildlife data work requires the representation of
specific taxonomic arrangements or classifications of organisms.
Accordingly, I've designed a set of objects for this job. See the
for the input files.
This system also supports systems for abbreviating names to
short alphabetic codes, such as the Bird Banding Lab's four-letter
bird code system.
Here are the principal objects, with links to their sources:
- This object represents an entire taxonomic arrangement.
- Represents the hierarchy of ranks, e.g., Class, Order,
Family, Subfamily, Genus, Species.
- Represents one rank in the hierarchy, for example, genus rank.
- Represents one taxon, such as Family Hominidae or
species Homo sapiens.
- A table defining all abbreviations.
- One entry in the AbTab.
- Represents one way that an abbreviation can be interpreted.
- Represents one abbreviation.
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Last updated: 1996/11/01 21:27:06