1Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 2Department of Anthropology, Washington University, 3Freelance Software Developer, Ethoinformatics Project, 4Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University
April 14, 2016 1:15, A 602
One of the significant challenges for modern field researchers in the biological sciences involves collecting and managing large volumes of data of many distinct types, including systematic behavioral observations, digital photographs/audio/video, morphometrics, climatological records, voucher collections, and qualitative notes, all of which are usually associated with date, time, location, and other metainformation. Here, we describe the in-progress development of a framework of software tools and digital data services for addressing this challenge. This effort builds upon a core vocabulary (EthoCore) and data model (EthoGrammar) created with feedback from a large community of primate field biologists (the Ethoinformatics Working Group).
The Ethoinformatics Project is supported by NSF grants SMA 1338524, SMA 1338467, and SMA 1338452.