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Table 4 Higher Taxa Queries.

From: Improved data retrieval from TreeBASE via taxonomic and linguistic data enrichment

QUERY Trees Returned using TreeBASE Trees Returned using TCl-Db with Sp2000 Hierarchy Trees Returned using TCl-Db with ITIS Hierarchy Trees Returned using TCl-Db with NCBI Hierarchy
Diptera 7 X 111 106
Lepidoptera 5 41 39 71
Carnivora 12 49 49 65
Animalia 1 954 856 0
Solanaceae 9 80 80 80
Rosaceae 1 42 42 38
Felidae 7 10 10 15
Vertebrata 3 0 408 443
Fungi 8 807 389 814
Crustacea 2 0 47 38
Chordata 1 433 411 446
Metazoa 5 0 0 1,014
Poaceae 11 100 100 95
Rodentia 9 100 100 102
Chlorophyceae 6 50 66 50
Cnidaria 3 75 78 79
Arthropoda 5 404 284 371
Primates 7 61 61 61
Aves 8 91 91 87
Reptilia 1 74 74 0
Coleoptera 3 67 45 49
Cetacea 16 47 17 47
Bacteria 2 55 13 35
Ascomycota 9 549 273 540
Archaea 4 X 0 15
Mollusca 14 75 86 93
Mammalia 12 224 212 221
Fabaceae 11 151 143 151
Asteraceae 11 127 127 156
Insecta 2 325 238 301
  1. Expanding query terms hierarchically increases the number of trees returned from TreeBASE. The first column shows the count of trees found in TreeBASE. The remaining columns show the number of trees returned using hierarchical query expansion on TreeBASE using Sp2000, ITIS and NCBI classifications. The table highlights the importance of including more than one hierarchy. For instance, the query 'Metazoa' returns no data when using the ITIS or Sp2000, and 1014 when using NCBI. Also, for 'Fungi' we see that NCBI and ITIS differ. In some cases the hierarchical query failed, denoted with an X. For example, as the term 'Archaea' is both a genus and superkingdom in SP2K, the hierarchical query fails.