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*CyberTaxonomy

*WebTaxonomy (which is different)

Cybertaxonomic Tools and other Definitions

1. Tool

1.1 Software which is used to carry out, or to directly support, a task (Mark Jackson, 2006).

1.2 Software products specifically designed to accomplish the requirements of Cyber-taxonomy. N.B. This can include generic software applications such as spread sheets which have been specifically adapted to support Cyber-taxonomy (Martin Pullan?, 2006).

2. Cybersystematics

2.1 The process by which information available in, or converted into from non digital sources, standardized electronic format is collated analysed and synthesised into a digital representation of the (evolutionary) relationships between taxa. In this sense Cybersystematics utilises the end products of Cyber-taxonomy (Martin Pullan?, 2006).

3. Cyber-sytematic tools

3.1 Software products specifically designed to accomplish the requirements of Cybersystematics. N.B. This can include generic software applications such as spread sheets which have been specifically adapted to support cyber-systematics (Martin Pullan?, 2006).


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Commentary

These definitions (1.2, 2.1 & 3.1) exclude such things as identification tools since these are concerned with the application of taxonomy and not the process of taxonomy – a third term is required to cover these but I can’t think what it might be since we don’t have a term equivalent to taxonomy or systematics that covers these – Cyber-identification? (too specific perhaps but then again what other non-taxonomic applications of taxonomy are there)(Mark Jackson, 07.11.2006).

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