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Title: Modifiable digital identification keys
Authors: van Spronsen, Edwin
Martellos, Stefano
Seijts, Dennis
Schalk, Peter
Nimis, Pier Luigi
Keywords: biodiversity Informaticsfield guidesidentification toolsidentification softwareflorafauna
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Edwin van Spronsen [et al.], Modifiable digital identification keys, in Pier Luigi Nimis and Régine Vignes Lebbe (eds.): “Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems. Proceedings of the International Congress, Paris, September 20-22, 2010”, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2010, pp. 127-131.
The Open Key Editor (OKE) is a tool for editing and enriching
existing identification keys and to produce localized ‘minikeys’ that apply to
local flora and fauna, such as in parks, nature reserves and school gardens,
or keys that apply to a particular season. The minikeys are easier to use than
their originals, simply because of the fact that they deal with less species,
their language can be adapted to a particular audience (e.g. pupils), and
because they always point to species that are known to be present. OKE
also allows the inclusion of user-generated content in any minikey (new text,
images, hyperlinks etc.). The output of minikeys can be automatically tailored
for display on computers, smartphones or PDA’s.
Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-88-8303-295-0
Appears in Collections:Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems

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