Landscape Analysis for the Specimen Data Refinery

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  • External authors:
  • Stephanie Walton
  • Laurence Livermore
  • Olaf Bánki
  • Robert Cubey
  • Robyn Drinkwater
  • Markus Englund
  • Quentin Groom
  • Christopher Kermorvant
  • Isabel Rey
  • Celia Santos
  • Ben Scott
  • Zhengzhe Wu


This report reviews the current state-of-the-art applied approaches on automated tools, services and workflows for extracting information from images of natural history specimens and their labels. We consider the potential for repurposing existing tools, including workflow management systems; and areas where more development is required. This paper was written as part of the SYNTHESYS+ project for software development teams and informatics teams working on new software-based approaches to improve mass digitisation of natural history specimens.

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere57602
Number of pages25
JournalResearch Ideas and Outcomes
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2020

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