Phylotastic/TNRS/Testing

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There are three main criteria we'd like to test: consistency, accuracy, and usefulness.

Consistency

We would like identical queries to return identical results (apart from updates to the taxonomic databases and changes in the taxonomy).

How: unit tests.

Accuracy

We would like the results to reflect the best possible match given all available taxonomic information.

How: Ask taxonomists to double-check our work.

Usefulness

We would like the results to be presented in a format which will be useful to the largest number of users.

How: Create a simple front-end so people can play around with this.