GSoC/GCI Archive
Google Summer of Code 2015

Encyclopedia of Life

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The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a free, online collaborative encyclopedia intended to document all of the 1.9 million living species known to science. It is compiled from existing databases and from contributions by experts and non-experts throughout the world.

EOL developers are spread between United States, United Kingdom, Egypt and Philippines. Organization's code is located at


  • System Administrators Dashboard for 2-20 hosts This particular project consists of developing web application to track and analyze system information such as CPU usage, memory usage, network usage in 2-20 computer systems at the same time. It acts like a dashboard for the system administrators. This project can be mainly divided into 3 stages. 1. Creating a convenient user interface. 2. Handling data supply to the application. 3. Handling data storage.
  • Tools for Finding Scientific Names in texts The goal of this project is to build fast and reliable scientific names finding tools by enhancing the existing name finding engine NetiNeti in two ways. 1) Improve the performance in terms of f-measure. I will try to develop new feature sets, new rules for candidate names, new algorithms for this goal. 2) Adaptive it to different target languages using supervised or semi-supervised methods. We also want to increase the speed of the algorithm.