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Liberate the power of biodiversity literature as FAIR digital objects

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  • Donat Agosti
  • Laurence Bénichou
  • Ana Casino Rubio
  • Lars Holm Nielsen
  • Patrick Ruch
  • Puneet Kishor
  • Lyubomir Penev
  • Patricia Mergen
  • Christos Arvanitidis
Knowledge about biodiversity is largely embedded in a daily growing corpus of over 500 million pages of biodiversity literature that is not machine-actionable. It is thus not open to building a biodiversity knowledge graph, or facilitating the use of artificial intelligence tools. This hinders the completion of a much-needed taxonomic name reference system, prevents the discovery of the biotic interactions underpinning the prediction and understanding of global change trends and consequences, viral spillovers, annotation of genes with their respective phenotypes, and their citations in various domains dealing with biological species such as conservation, agriculture, medicine, life sciences and industry, necessary to achieve the objectives of the Green Deal and address the targets identified in the Global Biodiversity Framework. This Policy Brief highlights key actions that can liberate the scientific data published, exploit their use , promote an enhanced way to publish, and ultimately foster excellence and innovation in biodiversity science, monitoring and conservation.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere126586
JournalResearch Ideas and Outcomes
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 30-Apr-2024

    Research areas

  • B290-taxonomy
  • B320-taxonomy
  • P420-mineralogy
  • P006-paleonthology



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