Requirements/OpenQuestions

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If you have a question regarding the Portal, ask it here. If you have an answer, please share.


  • Who are the users of the Botanical Knowledge Portal?
    • Plant taxonomists
    • Molecular biologists
    • Ecologists
    • Tree-users (phylogeneticists)
    • All other biologists
    • Border agents
    • Policy makers
    • Citizen scientists
    • General public
    • Searchers for authoritative names
  • What other platforms does the Botanical Knowledge Portal interact with, and in what ways?
    • Filtered Push; Canadensys; Specify; Morphbank; Flickr; Morphster OntoBrowser.
    • (Does the portal interact with Specify and Morphbank directly, or via Filtered Push?)
  • What reasoning services will the portal provide?
    • Classification; ?
  • What other computational services will it provide?
    • Mapping; services in support of taxonomic revision (?)
  • What functionality (currently supplied by other platforms) does the portal duplicate or exceed?
  • How will users create Filtered Push annotations?
    • Via an SMW-generated form? Via a java applet?