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Introduction

This site provides a mapping between the NCBI taxonomy and Wikipedia. It is a work in progress. See data dumps for a description of how data is extracted from the underlying wiki.

Publication

A paper describing this project has been published in PLoS Currents: Tree of Life as Linking NCBI to Wikipedia: a wiki-based approach http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/currents.RRN1228 PMC3080707.

Progress

Linkout

2010-06-12

Trial of five Linkouts went live:

Wikipedia links work, iPhylo links don't. File was processed 2010-06-11 07:09:21 BST

iPhylo links now work Rdmpage 11:34, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

2010-06-17

We received your LinkOut Simple Text (FT) file "wikipedia.ft", date "2010-06-14,12:01:56. It will be processed and the links will be available to users in 48 hours.

First major release of 52,956 links are now live. Rdmpage 15:12, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Stats

Number of times a visitor to the NCBI taxonomy database clicked on link from that page to Wikipedia (data provided by NCBI LInkout)

Year Month Number of Hits
2012 March 757
2012 February 1037
2012 January 664
2011 December 651
2011 November 1272
2011 October 1064
2011 September 1006
2011 August 722
2011 July 2217
2011 June 1262
2011 May 1389
2011 April 1493
2011 March 1015
2011 February 863
2011 January 810
2010 December 786
2010 November 1315
2010 October 2468
2010 September 864
2010 August 723
2010 July 660
2010 June 558

Dumps

Dumps of the mapping on various dates. For instructions on how to make these dumps see Dump.

2010-06-14

2010-08-31

2010-12-03

2010-12-06

2011-03-02

2011-09-13

Examples

Galleries

Examples of sets of taxa that have images in Wikipedia (click on an image to go to the page mapping the NCBI taxon to Wikipedia).

Banksia

File:B aemula Wybung1.jpg
File:Ashby's Banksia inflorescence in Kings Park.jpg
File:Banksia attenuata Marg River email.jpg
File:Banksia baueri.JPG
File:B baxteri 01 gnangarra.jpg
… further results

Trochilidae

File:Anthracothorax nigricollis 1152.jpg
File:Plain-capped Starthroat.jpg
File:Hylocharis chrysura 2.jpg
… further results


Eciton

File:Eciton burchellii casent0009218 profile 1.jpg
File:Eciton mexicanum casent0006116 profile 1.jpg
File:Eciton vagans casent0173509 profile 1.jpg

Volvocaceae

File:Alga volvox.png
File:Gonium pectorale EPA.jpg
File:Pandorina morum.gif
File:Eudorina elegans EPA.jpg
… further results

Literature

Taxon pages with links to descriptions

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Taxa subject to decisions by ICZN

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Errors

Some pages are flagged as having errors, which might be in the mapping, in NCBI, or in Wikipedia. Some of these "errors" may be internal inconsistencies. For example, the NCBI page for Daphniidae states that NCBI includes the family Moinidae in the family Daphniidae following [1], yet Moinidae have their own entry.

References

  1. Fryer, Geoffrey (1995) Phylogeny and adaptive radiation within the Anomopoda: a preliminary exploration Hydrobiologia 307 doi:10.1007/BF00031997
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00031997
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