Research Ideas and Outcomes (Aug 2020)

Landscape Analysis for the Specimen Data Refinery

  • Stephanie Walton,
  • Laurence Livermore,
  • Olaf Bánki,
  • Robert Cubey,
  • Robyn Drinkwater,
  • Markus Englund,
  • Carole Goble,
  • Quentin Groom,
  • Christopher Kermorvant,
  • Isabel Rey,
  • Celia Santos,
  • Ben Scott,
  • Alan Williams,
  • Zhengzhe Wu

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 6
pp. 1 – 25


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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.