[seek-dev] Re: [kepler-dev] When Searching

Dan Higgins higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu
Mon Oct 4 09:36:11 PDT 2004

Hi Rod,
    I had some thoughts on a specific example of search and return 
fields that I thought I would pass on.

    As part of the GARP workflow, we have the need for an actor to query 
DiGR to return species occurance information; this informatin is to be 
used as an input to GARP calculations. I must admit that I currently 
don't understand DiGR and Darwin Core well enough to even formulate such 
a query, but I think Ricardo Pereira there at KU may have already been 
creating such queries for some GARP work. But we need to have an actor 
which will return occurance/abundance data for a number (~1000) species.

    The current thinking is that we need to run numerous parallel 
calculations (one for aach species), so we need to create a list of 
specied occurance data (DiGR query?), remove a species from the list 
when GARP has been run for that species, and save the GARP results for 
later analyses.

    So, in any case, it seems we need some query capability beyond the 
Data Search Tab.

Dan Higgins


Rod Spears wrote:

> I know the "Data" Search Tab and field is somewhat temporary... But 
> given that is what we have today and will have for sometime, should I 
> use the text in the search field to search every field in the Darwin 
> core schema (as Chad has suggested, which is obviously more costly 
> than search a specific field, but how costly I don't know) or should I 
> enable it so they can search a specific field? Since these are 
> scientists would it make sense they know what field they are searching 
> for?
> Rod
> Deana Pennington wrote:
>> I think you should make all of them searchable.  Deana
>> Chad Berkley wrote:
>>> ahh, ok.  that wasn't clear from your first message.  I'm not an 
>>> ecologist so I'm not completely sure, but it seems like all of them 
>>> are important.  Is there a penalty for searching them all?  Is there 
>>> a domain scientist that can chime in on this?
>>> chad
>>> Rod Spears wrote:
>>>> I am in the middle of implementing all this and was wondering what 
>>>> fields "should" be searched.
>>>> I have it all working, I am just making it more generic.
>>>> Rod
>>>> Chad Berkley wrote:
>>>>> Hi Rod,
>>>>> If you're asking what DiGIR fields are currently being searched on 
>>>>> the grid, the answer is none.  To my knowledge, DiGIR does not 
>>>>> currently have an ecogrid interface so it is not searched.
>>>>> chad
>>>>> Rod Spears wrote:
>>>>>> When a search is done in the "data" tab what are the searching 
>>>>>> for in DiGIR?
>>>>>> ScientificName
>>>>>> Kingdom
>>>>>> Phylum
>>>>>> Class
>>>>>> Order
>>>>>> Family
>>>>>> Genus
>>>>>> Species
>>>>>> Subspecies
>>>>>> Rod
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> Rod Spears
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> University of Kansas
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> Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
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