Reconciling folksonomic tagging with taxa for bioacoustic annotations

Truskinger, Anthony, Newmarch, Ian, Cottman-Fields, Mark, Wimmer, Jason, Towsey, Michael, Zhang, Jinglan, & Roe, Paul (2013) Reconciling folksonomic tagging with taxa for bioacoustic annotations. Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2013 : Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8180, pp. 292-305.

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Acoustic sensors are increasingly used to monitor biodiversity. They can remain deployed in the environment for extended periods to passively and objectively record the sounds of the environment. The collected acoustic data must be analyzed to identify the presence of the sounds made by fauna in order to understand biodiversity. Citizen scientists play an important role in analyzing this data by annotating calls and identifying species.

This paper presents our research into bioacoustic annotation techniques. It describes our work in defining a process for managing, creating, and using tags that are applied to our annotations. This paper includes a detailed description of our methodology for correcting and then linking our folksonomic tags to taxonomic data sources. Providing tools and processes for maintaining species naming consistency is critical to the success of a project designed to generate scientific data. We demonstrate that cleaning the folksonomic data and providing links to external taxonomic authorities enhances the scientific utility of the tagging efforts of citizen scientists.

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ID Code: 65698
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: tagging, citizen science, folksonomy, taxonomy, linking, annotation
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41230-1_25
ISBN: 978-3-642-41230-1
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer Verlag
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Deposited On: 07 Jan 2014 02:12
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 05:10

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