TaxonConcept Knowledge Base

Species are known by many different names. The TaxonConcept Knowledge Base provides informative Linked Open Data URI's for species concepts that improve the quality and stability of links between a species and data about that species. There are currently 108,175 species concepts and a and 1,000 records for species occurrences. There are also a few examples of references, and image galleries. I have added links below for an insect, mammal, bird and tree to serve as examples of the interlinking etc. The occurrence records are interlinked with GeoNames.

A species can have several different classifications, for instance it's classification in NCBI and DBpedia, are different. To allow multiple classifications, the species model is separate from any specific classification. However many want these two aspects connected together. To make this easy, I have created an additional owl:sameAs RDF dump file which makes the #Taxonomy the same as the #Species. This is particularly useful for browsing SPARQL query results with Microsoft Pivot. In addition, it is also possible to create similar mapping files that can be used to tie the species to alternative classifications.

The data set and related vocabularies have been changed as of June 11, 2013. See the sitemap.xml or void file for the full list of RDF dumps

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Peter J. DeVries University of Wisconsin-Madison
Version 2013.06.11
Last Updated July 30, 2016, 07:52 (UTC)
Created September 2, 2010, 12:22 (UTC)
bioimages 1000
link:geonames 585666
links:bbc-wildlife-finder 318
links:bio2rdf 43889
links:dbpedia 147877
links:eol 108175
links:eunis 9489
links:fishes-of-texas 611
links:freebase 18743
links:geospecies 17814
links:gni 100000
links:opencyc 26
links:umbel 9
links:uniprot 43919
shortname TaxonConcept
triples 34394994
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