[SEEK-Taxon] Assertions

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Tue Aug 17 00:16:01 PDT 2004

> I found something confusing here other than 'Assertion'. 'TOC','TCS'
> and 'TES' are often used by different people in different times and
> places. Are they the same thing? Could some one please give a little
> bit more details? Thank you in advance.

Very good point!  I was a bit confused with that as well.  I derived "TCS"
from the "Taxonomic Concept Schema" documentation:


...which I guess is specifically in reference to the TDWG proposal (which is
where I first saw the use of the term "Assertion".


P.S. I'm in a workshop here in Hawaii for the CoML with a bunch of coral
reef folks.  Tomorrow I'm scheduled to talk about taxonomic databases, and I
plan to plug SEEK heavily.

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