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# Skype Meeting, ViBRANT Index Issues, (Anton, Andreas M., Andreas K., Lorna)  31.5.2012
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## How do we display links for Misapplied names in the VIBRANT search index?
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* A distinct name can have more than one status (e.g. Misapplied name, Accepted Taxon) in a single multi-classification 
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source. Currently the VIBRANT index doesn't indicate which Taxa the name is misapplied for. Thus status should be applied to 
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a Taxon Relationship rather than the Taxon itself.
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* Longer-term solution: Discuss re-modelling the CDM. Misapplied name is the status of a Taxon Relationship not a Taxon. 
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Misapplied names are currently handled the same as Accepted Taxa in the CDM. They should be handled differently. Chagning the 
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model will impact the taxonomic Editor and other software. Updating the model may be useful for the Redlist project.
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* Shorter-term-solution: Change the interface to direct the user to the available information. If we have a Taxon without a 
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classification id then we could report the source as 'Misapplied name'. However there could be serveral reasons why the Taxon 
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is not attached to a classification so 'Other status' may be more appropriate. Another solution is to show concept 
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relationships in the interface, therefore even is we keep status 'Accepted' for Misapplied names it makes the status clearer 
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(see below).
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## Should we show Concept Relationships in the user interface?
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* IOPI shows Concept Relationships (Misapplied Names are shown as Accepted for a given Concept).
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* The service method we use to extract the data from the CDM returns all Taxon relationships for a given Taxon, therefore we 
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could display this information in the user interface.
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Solution: Display multiple URLs  (e.g. to the "Accepted Taxa" of a Misapplied Name) for cases where the Taxon has multiple 
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Concept relationships.
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## What is meant by Source and what should we display in the Interface
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* Currently the VIBRANT index interface shows the sec reference as source. We agree that the sec reference should always be 
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displayed (and labeled such). A Taxon concept can have multiple sources. Currently in the CDM a Taxon name can have set of 
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sources. For the index we want to display the last source in our interface but distinguishing the last source in the CDM is 
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currently not possible.
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* Short-term solution: The import gives a title for the source e.g. Euro+Med (for the current data remove all sources but the 
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last and show it)
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* Longer-term solution: Re-model the CDM. Change the set of sources to a sequence of sources. The problem is that we don't 
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always have this information. And further complexity can arise when 2 sources are merged. A simplier solution is to just add 
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a flag 'last source' when we don't know the sequence.
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## What should we display in the the link to each source
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* Andreas K suggests we map URL's to human readable strings. URL's don't always have a human readable component so we cna't 
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always parse this, but sources do ahve a title so we can display this for the link. In most cases there is only one source. 
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In cases where there are multiple sources we should show a list of links to sources (labelled as either 'Source history' or 
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'Contributing Sources'). 
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* Longer-term solution: Re-model the CDM. Currently the URL is added to the Taxon. We should add the URL to the Source.
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## What should we display for Status
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* Currently we are using Taxon, Synonym for the status (the class name from the CDM). Should Taxon be chnaged to 'Accepted 
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Taxon'. We've decided to use "Accepted" as in PESI. In the cases where the name is Accepted and Misapplied in a single 
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source, we will also provide this information as described above.
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