NASWeb API Web Services Access to the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database: Presentation CDI Monthly Forum 2014
This presentation is a product of the 2014 CDI Project: NASWeb API Web Services Access to the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. It was presented on Mar. 11, 2015 as part of the CDI Monthly Forum.
Identifying, extracting, and mobilizing information from current and historical literature is a time-consuming part of organizing and collating synthetic data productions. This project explored the use of algorithm-based methods to identify and extract occurrence information from the GeoDeepDive (GDD) literature database to support upkeep of the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) data. The GeoDeepDive API was extended to include query capabilities on terms from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). This functionality helped support identification of literature mentioning/focusing on species that are tracked by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. These methods were paired with algorithms to...