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TDWG Audubon Core now has "region of interest" vocabulary

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Subject: TDWG Audubon Core now has "region of interest" vocabulary
From: Dan Stowell <>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2021 13:19:16 +0000
Dear all

You may remember I asked for comments on standardising terms such as
startTime/endTime, within the TDWG Audubon Core standard. The new terms
have now been ratified, as part of this "region of interest" vocabulary:

We hope that using these terms will make (meta)data sharing easier!

Best wishes

On 25/06/2021 08:28, Dan Stowell wrote:
> Dear all,
> Thank you all VERY much for your comments in March. Within Audubon Core
> we've now proposed some standard definitions for terms to indicate
> "regions of interest", e.g. for annotating a sound event within a
> recording.
> We're now inviting public comment on the proposed terms:
> Best wishes
> Dan
> On 26/03/2021 16:39, Dan Stowell wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Within TDWG Audubon Core, we are progressively building a list of
>> standardised terms for describing biodiversity multimedia, including
>> sound.*
>> We're currently considering how best to define (or borrow) terms for
>> "startTime" "endTime" of sound events in a recording.** There are
>> various possible formats for this, e.g.:
>> * Number of seconds from the beginning: e.g. "203"
>> * Hours:minutes:seconds from the beginning: e.g. "0:02:01.5"
>> * Real-world clock time in ISO8601 format: e.g. "2021-03-26T15:15:46Z"
>> If you have opinions about which formats are appropriate in a standard
>> for biodiversity multimedia annotations, please let me know by a
>> simple email reply!
>> Best wishes
>> Dan Stowell
>> * For example, recently we standardised freqHigh and freqLow
>> ** We're looking at other standards including IIIF, w3c Media
>> Fragments, and Timeline Ontology.

Dan Stowell
Associate Professor of AI & Biodiversity
* Tilburg University
* Naturalis Biodiversity Centre
* Jheronimus Academy of Data Sciences

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