Table 4

Types of errors made during resolution of 1000 names by Plantminer, GNResolver and the TNRS
Most likely cause of error Plantminer GNResolver TNRS
Annotation not recognized 58 21 3
Name all caps 217
Capitalized specific epithet 1 1
Failed to match family or genus 34
Infraspecific rank indicator not recognized 3
Morphospecies treated as taxon 15 1
Name submitted matches to >1 name 8 4
Failed fuzzy match, outside threshold 9 13
Parsing error caused by number in authority 2
Parsing error caused by special character in name 2
Unknown 1 1
Total 119 255 20

Boyle et al.

Boyle et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-14-16

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