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Standardisation of bioacoustic terminology for insects

Submitted by edwbaker on Wed, 2020-07-22 12:04

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Biodiversity Data Journal, Volume 8, Issue e54222 (2020)



bioacoustics, insect, sound production, vocabulary


After reviewing the published literature on sound production in insects, a standardised terminology and controlled vocabularies have been created. This combined terminology has potential for use in automated identification systems, evolutionary studies, and other use cases where the synthesis of bioacoustic traits from the literature is required. An example implementation has been developed for the BioAcoustica platform. It is hoped that future development of controlled vocabularies will become a community effort.


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