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Kerner A, Bouquin S, Portier R, Vignes Lebbe R (2021) The 8 Years of Existence of Xper3: State of the art and future developments of the platform. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 5: e74250.

Publications on Xper2 and Xper3 software

  • Sahraoui, M.; Pignal, M.; Vignes Lebbe, R.; Guigue, V. NEARSIDE: Structured KNowledge Extraction FrAmework from SpecIes DEscriptions. BISS 2022, 6, e94297.
  • Kerner, A.; Bouquin, S.; Portier, R.; Vignes Lebbe, R. The 8 Years of Existence of Xper3: State of the Art and Future Developments of the Platform. BISS 2021, 5, e74250.
  • Kerner, A.; Vignes Lebbe, R. Multi-Context Knowledge Base Using Calculated Descriptors from Xper3: The Archaeocyaths Knowledge Base Example. BISS 2019, 3, e37083.
  • Pellen, F.; Bouquin, S.; Mougenot, I.; Vignes-Lebbe, R. Building an OWL Ontology with Xper3. BISS 2018, 2, e25614.
  • Vignes-Lebbe, R.; Bouquin, S.; Kerner, A.; Bourdon, E. Desktop or Remote Knowledge Base Management Systems for Taxonomic Data and Identification Keys: Xper2 and Xper3. TDWGProc 2017, 1, e19911.
  • Pinel, A.; Bouquin, S.; Bourdon, E.; Kerner, A.; Vignes-Lebbe, R. Three Years of Xper3 Assessment: Towards Sharing Semantic Taxonomic Content of Identification Keys. TDWGProc 2017, 1, e20382.
  • Vignes Lebbe, R.; Chesselet, P.; Thi, M. H. D. Xper3: Nouveaux Outils Pour Le Travail Collaboratif, La Formation et La Transmission Des Connaissances Sur Les Phénotypes Végétaux. In Botanists of the twenty first century: roles, challenges and opportunities : Based on the proceedings of UNESCO International conference, 22 – 25 September 2014, Paris, France = Quels botanistes pour le 21e siècle ? : métiers, enjeux et opportunités : basé sur les actes de la Conférence internationale de l’UNESCO, Septembre 2014, Paris, France; UNESCO: Paris, France, 2016; pp 228–239
  • Kerner, A.; Vignes, R. Knowledge Base with XPER3 in Palaeontology: Calculated Descriptors Offer New Functionalities, 2016.
  • Ung, V.; Causse, F.; Lebbe, R. V. Xper2: Managing Descriptive Data from Their Collection to e-Monographs. In Tools for identifying biodiversity : progress and problems : proceedings of the international congress, Paris, September 20-22, 2010, Museum national d’histoire naturelle, Grand Amphithéâtre; Universita di Trieste, 2010; p 113.
  • Ung, V.; Dubus, G.; Zaragüeta-Bagils, R.; Vignes-Lebbe, R. Xper²: introducing e-Taxonomy. Bioinformatics 2010, 26, 5; 703‑704.

Examples of publications on applications created from Xper3 or Xper2

  • Kerner, A. De Rat de Bibliothèque à pro de La Souris. In Paléontologie d’aujourd’hui; EDP Sciences, 2022; pp 122–123.
  • Gourraud, A.; Vignes Lebbe, R.; Kerner, A.; Pignal, M. Architectural Pattern: Study of Orchid Architecture Using Tools to Take Quick Measurements of Virtual Specimens. BISS 2021, 5, e75752.
  • Saucède, T.; Eléaume, M.; Jossart, Q.; Moreau, C.; Downey, R.; Bax, N.; Sands, C.; Mercado, B.; Gallut, C.; Vignes-Lebbe, R. Taxonomy 2.0: Computer-Aided Identification Tools to Assist Antarctic Biologists in the FIeld and in the Laboratory. Antarctic Science 2021, 33 (1), 39–51. doi:10.1017/S0954102020000462.
  • Hays, L.-M.; Kerner, A. Virtual Systematics with Annotate: The Mexican Archaeocyaths Example. BISS 2020, 4, e59106.
  • Bodin, S.; Scheel-Ybert, R.; Beauchene, J.; Molino J.F., Bremond, L.; CharKey: An electronic identification key for wood charcoals of French Guiana. IAWA Journal, Brill publishers 2019, 40, 1; pp.75-S20. ⟨hal-02098432
  • Klimmek, F.; Baur, H. An interactive key to Central European species of the Pteromalus albipennis species group and other species of the genus (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae), with the description of a new species. Biodiversity Data Journal 2018; 6; e27722.
  • Dubuisson, J.Y.; Bouquin, S.; & Vignes Lebbe, R. Computer assisted identification: Xper and Orchids of France. L’Orchidophile; 2018; 219, 311-318.
  • Jouveau, S.; Delaunay, M.; Vignes Lebbe, R.; Nattier, R. A multi-access identification key based on colour patterns in ladybirds (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae). ZooKeys 2018; 758: 55-73.
  • Saïd, A.; Hennequin, S.; Rouhan, G.; Dubuisson, J.Y. Disentangling the diversity and taxonomy of Hymenophyllaceae (Hymenophyllales, Polypodiidae) in the Comoros. European Journal of Taxonomy 2017; 313: 1‑53.
  • Engel, J.; Brousseau, L.; Baraloto, C. GuiaTreeKey, a multi-access electronic key to identify tree genera in French Guiana. PhytoKeys 2016; 68, 27-44.
  • Corvez, A.; Grand, A. Enabling comparisons of characters using an Xper2 based knowledge-base of fern morphology. Phytotaxa 2014; 183, 3, 145‑158.
  • Louveaux, A.; Amédégnato, C.; Poulain, S. & Desutter-Grandcolas, L. Catalogue and keys of the Acridomorpha (Insecta, Orthoptera) from north West Africa. Zoosystema 2013; 35, 2, 175-181.
  • Romain Thomas, « Anatomy of the endemic palms of the Near and Middle East: archaeobotanical perspectives », Revue d’ethnoécologie [En ligne], 4 | 2013, mis en ligne le 31 décembre 2013, consulté le 13 novembre 2018. URL : ; DOI:10.4000/ethnoecologie.1366
  • Kerner, A. Création et Analyse d’une Base de Connaissances Pour l’étude Des Archéocyathes, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, 2013.
  • Kerner A. Archaeocyatha, a computer-aided identification of genera. Geologica Belgica 2012; 15, 4, 209‑214.
  • Mathieu, B.; Cêtre-Sossah, C.; Garros, C.; Chavernac, D.; Balenghien, T.; Carpenter, S.; Setier-Rio, M.; Vignes Lebbe, R.; Ung, V.; Candolfi, E.; Delécolle, J. Development and validation of IIKC: an interactive identification key for Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) females from the Western Palaearctic region. Parasites & Vectors 2012; 5, 1, 137.

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