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Monday, November 1, 2010

New features for "discovered bibliography"

BHL has used name finding algorithms that analyze all of the scanned pages in BHL and extract out the scientific names within. This functionality was released in 2007 and has received minor enhancements in usability. To date more than 81 million potential name strings have been identified by the TaxonFinder algorithm, representing 1.6 million unique names.

A new interface to these data has been moved into production, giving users enhanced functionality in using BHL's names-based bibliography. Users can now sort records within the results returned, and the results can be exported into a variety of popular reference manager formats including BibTex, EndNote, and a simple CSV file.

You can navigate to the new interface by clicking on Browse By: "Names" or by visiting this link:
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/browse/names

You can also view a sample bibliography of the Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) by following this link:
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/name/carcharodon+carcharias

Please leave comments or questions on this post. Sincerely,

Chris Freeland

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