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Bayesian keys: biological identification on mobile devices

Rosewell, Jonathan and Edwards, Marion (2009). Bayesian keys: biological identification on mobile devices. In: ICL2009, 23 - 25 Sep 2009, Villach, Austria..

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Abstract

A Bayesian key is a computer-aided method for biological identification. A traditional biological key is a series of branching questions which must be answered in order to arrive at a correct identification. But these keys can be cumbersome, error-prone, and do not match users' approach to the task. Multi-access keys based on Bayesian statistics promise quicker and more robust identification that matches the users' task. We are developing these for the web and for mobile devices.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Kassel University Press
Extra Information: Proceedings of the ICL2009:
CD, ISBN: 978-3-89958- 481-3
Kassel University Press or contact
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Keywords: mobile; biological identification; keys; informal learning; citizen science
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 25480
Depositing User: Jonathan Rosewell
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2010 09:18
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 21:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/25480
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