Open Identification API

Jean-Marc Vanel - Worldwide Botanical Knowledge Base Copyright J.M. Vanel 2001 - under GNU public licence.
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Open Identification API is an open API for computer-aided interactive Identification (determination) of a biological specimen, using a abstract model for characters, categories, and the identification algorithm and process itself. It has an implementation too. Lots of goods programs exist for computer-aided Identification, see for instance: Programs for Interactive Identification ,
 Desirable Attributes for Interactive Programs ,
 Digital Taxonomy - Software .
So why create yet another ?

We acknowledge the contributions of the whole Delta community, and particularly the Laboratoire Informatique et Systématique with Régine Vigne and Guillaume Rousse. R. J. Pankhurst's book "Practical Taxonomic Computing" has been a useful reference.