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A General System for Coding Taxonomic Descriptions
M. J. Dallwitz
Vol. 29, No. 1 (Feb., 1980), pp. 41-46
Published by: International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1219595
Page Count: 6
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A generalized system for the concise representation and manipulation of taxonomic descriptions is described. The system is versatile, easy to understand, and designed to minimise coding errors. The descriptions can replace natural-language descriptions both at the time of recording and in publications. The descriptions are also computer-readable, and a program is available for translation into natural language and into the formats required by some key-generation and numerical-classification programs.
Taxon © 1980 International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)