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Darwin Core: The Darwin Core is a federation schema used in the search and retrieval of natural history collections and observation databases. It includes only core data elements that are likely to be available for the vast majority of specimen and observation records.

Data cleaning: Detecting and correcting incomplete, incorrect or irrelevant records from a dataset

Data mining: The process of discovering patterns in (large) data sets.

Dataset: An identifiable collection of data (ISO 19115)

Database: A database is a structured collection of data. The data are typically organized to model relevant aspects of reality (for example, the availability of rooms in hotels), in a way that supports processes requiring this information (for example, finding a hotel with vacancies).

DIS: Draft International Standard

Discovery: Act of locating a machine processable description of a resource that may have been previously unknown and that meets certain functional criteria. It involves matching a set of functional, semantic and other criteria with a set of resource descriptions.

Distributed (network architecture): Refers to an arrangement of networked computers that are capable of working both independently and jointly as required, or the IT infrastructure to enable a global network (of networks).

DNA barcode: A short genetic marker from a standard part of the genome used for the identification of an organism to species

DRM: Digital Rights Management




19 February 2015

At the final review of the project by the EC, one of the reviewers said: “Incredible work done with a community that is not unified. Remarkable work. It opens for new development in a near future. Hope for success. Good project. Happy that you have been financed three plus years ago.”

Read all about the project and its results in the Project Final Report or read the Executive Summary only.