Project Highlights

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Project: Exploring Taxon Concepts (ETC) through analyzing fine-grained semantic markup of descriptive literature

Cheng, Y.-Y. (2021).  Systematic Comparison of Data Models Used in Mapping Knowledge Organization Systems. To be presented at the ASIS&T 2021 Annual Meeting.

Cheng, Y.-Y., Franz, N., Schneider, J., Yu, S., Rodenhasen, T., Ludäscher, B. (2017). Agreeing to Disagree: Reconciling Conflicting Taxonomic Views Using a Logic-based Approach. In Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2017 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, October 27-November 1st. doi:

Thomer, A., Cheng, Y.-Y., Schneider J., Twidale, M., Ludäscher, B. (2017). Towards Alignment of Natural History Museum Database Schemas Using a Logic-based Reasoning Tool. Knowledge Organization, (44) 7, 545-558. doi:

Project: From Natural History Literature to Linked Data Biodiversity Knowledge Graph

Cheng, Y.-Y., Hoang, K.-L., & Ludäscher, B. (2020). Cacao, Cocao, or Cocoa? Reconciliation of Taxonomic Names in Biodiversity Heritage Library. In Proceedings of the Sixteenth International ISKO Conference, Aalborg, Denmark. doi:

Cheng, Y.-Y., Dilliplane, S., & Ludäscher, B. (2020). Snailed it! Merging Taxonomically Organized Biodiversity Datasets with Shifting Geopolitical Realities. International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC 2020). Dublin, Ireland, 17 February-20 February. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3666830

Project: Socially, culturally, or politically impacted taxonomies


Cheng, Y.-Y., &  Ludäscher, B. (2020). Through the Magnifying Glass: Exploring Aggregations of COVID-19 Datasets by County, State, Region, and Taxonomies. In Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2020 Annual Meeting. Virtual, October 23-27. doi:

Cheng, Y.-Y., & Ludäscher, B. (2020). Reconciling Taxonomies of Electoral Constituencies and Recognized Tribes of Indigenous Taiwan. Virtual, Oct 23-27. In Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2020 Annual Meeting. doi:

Cheng, Y.-Y. & Ludäscher, B. (2019). Exploring Geopolitical Realities through Taxonomies: The Case of Taiwan. In Proceedings of North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2019), Vol. 7. Drexel University, Philadelphia, June 13-14. doi: