From XML to XML: The why and how of making the biodiversity literature accessible to researchers

Willis, Alistair; King, David; Morse, David; Dil, Anton; Lyal, Chris and Roberts, David (2010). From XML to XML: The why and how of making the biodiversity literature accessible to researchers. In: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 19-21 May 2010, Malta, pp. 1237–1244.

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Abstract

We present the ABLE document collection, which consists of a set of annotated volumes of the Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). These follow our work on automating the markup of scanned copies of the biodiversity literature, for the purpose of supporting working taxonomists. We consider an enhanced TEI XML markup language, which is used as an intermediate stage in translating from the initial XML obtained from Optical Character Recognition to the target taXMLit. The intermediate representation allows additional information from external sources such as a taxonomic thesaurus to be incorporated before the final translation into taXMLit.

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