GNverifier can help to answer the following questions:
- Is a name-string a real name?
- Is it spelled correctly, and if not, what might be the correct spelling?
- Is the name currently in use?
- If it is a synonym, what data sources consider to be currently accepted names?
- Is a name a homonym?
- What is a taxon that the name points to, and where is it placed in various classifications?
Biannual GNverifier database update is done for 14 datasets, new datasets are pending to be added.
The v0.6.2 version of GNverifier is out. It brings new features and some changes in API, input and output format. The main change is an ability to perform a search by name details, such as an abbreviated genus, author, year.
g:M. sp:galloprovincialis au:Oliv. y:-1800 will search for a
name with genus starting with
galloprovincialis as a specific epithet,
an author starting with
Oliv and a year earlier or equal to
Both name-verification and search return the same format of results. Because of that we needed to change the name of some fields in the output, so their meaning would correspond to both verification and search outputs.
preferredResults changed toresults`
GNverifier’s API v1 still can be used
(it did not undrgo any format changes), but the web-page and command line app
gnverifier moved to use new
API v0. When the new API
stabilizes, it will be renamed to API v2.
Install GNverifier with Homebrew
brew tap gnames/gn brew install gnverifier
brew upgrade gnverifier
Changes in functionality since v0.3.0
- web-page shows the date when a name was imported into GNverifier database.
- to make it easier to cite GNverifier, there is a DOI information on its GitHub page.
- tab-delimited values (TSV) format is now supported.
- added AlgaeBase to data-sources.
- there are now options to return all matched results (use with caution, as the output might be excessively big).
- show score details in the output and on the web-page.
- advanced search is added to both command line and web-based user interfaces.
Deprecation of services.
The Scala version of GNI will also be scheduled for removal.
If you use old systems, consider switching to GNverifier because older systems will eventually be deprecated and stopped.