Pure Science

Biocomplexity Thesaurus

"Development of the Biocomplexity Thesaurus began in 2002-2003 through a partnership between the former USGS NBII Program and ProQuest (formerly CSA), a worldwide information company with more than 30 years experience as a leading bibliographic database provider. The original Biocomplexity Thesaurus, first made available online in 2003, was a merger of five individual thesauri:
* the CSA Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Thesaurus
* the CSA Life Sciences Thesaurus
* the CSA Pollution Thesaurus
* the CSA Sociological Thesaurus
* the CERES/NBII Thesaurus

"Development of the Biocomplexity Thesaurus began in 2002-2003 through a partnership between the former USGS NBII Program and ProQuest (formerly CSA), a worldwide information company with more than 30 years experience as a leading bibliographic database provider. The original Biocomplexity Thesaurus, first made available online in 2003, was a merger of five individual thesauri:
* the CSA Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Thesaurus
* the CSA Life Sciences Thesaurus
* the CSA Pollution Thesaurus
* the CSA Sociological Thesaurus
* the CERES/NBII Thesaurus

Sistema de Clasificación Bioclimática Mundial

"Desde hace más de una década estoy tratando de poner a punto una clasificación bioclimática que tenga jurisdicción en toda la Tierra.

"In the new 'Worldwide Bioclimatic Classification System' proposed, five macrobioclimates, twenty-seven bioclimates and five bioclimatic variants are recognized. The five macrobioclimates are: Tropical, Mediterranean, Temperate, Boreal and Polar. Each of them, and every one of their subordinate units or bioclimates, is represented by a characteristic group of plant formations, biocenosis and plant communities. Within almost every bioclimate, a number of variations in the seasonal rainfall patterns of rain allows us to recognize the bioclimatic variants.

National Center for Biotechnology Information Taxonomy

"The NCBI Taxonomy database is a curated set of names and classifications for all of the organisms that are represented in GenBank. When new sequences are submitted to GenBank, the submission is checked for new organism names, which are then classified and added to the Taxonomy database. As of April 2003, there were 176,890 total taxa represented.

"The NCBI Taxonomy database is a curated set of names and classifications for all of the organisms that are represented in GenBank. When new sequences are submitted to GenBank, the submission is checked for new organism names, which are then classified and added to the Taxonomy database. As of April 2003, there were 176,890 total taxa represented.

Virus Taxonomy

"Taxonomy lies at the uneasy interface between biology and logic. The processing of information follows somewhat different rules in these two systems and the role of taxonomy is to reconcile them as tidily as possible. To this end, the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) charged the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) with the task of developing, refining, and maintaining a universal virus taxonomy.

"Taxonomy lies at the uneasy interface between biology and logic. The processing of information follows somewhat different rules in these two systems and the role of taxonomy is to reconcile them as tidily as possible. To this end, the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) charged the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) with the task of developing, refining, and maintaining a universal virus taxonomy.

Environmental Applications Reference Thesaurus

"The EARTh terminological content is derived form various multilingual and monolingual sources of controlled environmental terminology: GEMET - GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus; The UNEP-Infoterra EnVoc thesaurus; the Italian Earth Sciences Thesaurus; EnvDev, the Terminological Bulletin for the Rio de Janeiro Conference on Environment and Development, plus other documents concerning specific sectors.

"The EARTh terminological content is derived form various multilingual and monolingual sources of controlled environmental terminology: GEMET - GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus; The UNEP-Infoterra EnVoc thesaurus; the Italian Earth Sciences Thesaurus; EnvDev, the Terminological Bulletin for the Rio de Janeiro Conference on Environment and Development, plus other documents concerning specific sectors.

Earth Observation Thesaurus

"The project aims at developing a controlled and structured terminology system related to GIS and remote sensing. The first phase corresponds to the identification of potential sources of terminology, the selection of proper terms, their extraction and the creation of a terminology database. Terms have been classified according to the EARTh upper structure. The semantic classification foresees the allocation of each term in a relation tree starting from the more general concept represented by the category. The result is a terminology system containing about 3.500 terms.

"The project aims at developing a controlled and structured terminology system related to GIS and remote sensing. The first phase corresponds to the identification of potential sources of terminology, the selection of proper terms, their extraction and the creation of a terminology database. Terms have been classified according to the EARTh upper structure. The semantic classification foresees the allocation of each term in a relation tree starting from the more general concept represented by the category. The result is a terminology system containing about 3.500 terms.

SnowTerm Thesaurus

"The project purpose is to develop and maintain a reference structured terminology in the domain of the cryosphere environment. The identification of the potential sources of terminology was carried out with the assistance of experts of the Arabba Avalanche Centre. The result consists of a certain number of lists of terms, usually contained in glossaries where they are supplied with one or more definitions and scarcely organised within a structure. In certain cases they are clustered in thematic areas. The terms of these lists were selected according to their pertinence and relevance.

Transporter Classification System

"The TC-DB website details a comprehensive classification system for membrane transport proteins known as the Transport Classification (TC) system. The TC system is analogous to the Enzyme Commission (EC) system for classification of enzymes, except that it incorporates both functional and phylogenetic information. Descriptions, TC numbers, and examples of over 600 families of transport proteins are provided.

Pages