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Table 4 Edit operations performed in the matrix generated from the original input

From: Introducing Explorer of Taxon Concepts with a case study on spider measurement matrix building

Edit type Characters affected Operations Edit effort
Delete quantity of leg [15], character of carapace [4], length of carapace [147], width of carapace [76], length of abdomen [133], length of sternum [168], quantity of iii tibia/metatarsu [1], quantity of iii [8], quantity of leg-3 [1] delete column 9
Rename quantity of whole-organism [162] Rename as "length of whole-organism (new)" 1
quantity of carapace (split, length) [139] Rename as "length of carapace (new)" 1
quantity of carapace (split, width) [129] Rename as "width of carapace (new)" 1
quantity of abdomen (split, length) [133] Rename as "length of abdomen (new)" 1
quantity of sternum (split, length) [165] Rename as "length of sternum (new)" 1
quantity of spiracle-epigastrium [138] Rename as "distance of spiracle-epigastrium (new)" 1
quantity of spiracle-spinneret [155] Rename as "distance of spiracle-spinneret (new)" 1
quantity of i tibia [189] Rename as "length of leg i tibia (new)" 1
quantity of i metatarsus [189] Rename as "length of leg i metatarsus (new)" 1
quantity of ii tibia [188] Rename as "length of leg ii tibia (new)" 1
quantity of ii metatarsus [188] Rename as "length of leg ii metatarsus (new)" 1
quantity of iii tibia [185] Rename as "length of leg iii tibia (new)" 1
quantity of iii metatarsus [185] Rename as "length of leg iii metatarsus (new)" 1
quantity of iv tibia [186] Rename as "length of leg iv tibia (new)" 1
quantity of iv metatarsus [186] Rename as "length of leg iv metatarsus (new)" 1
Merge length of whole-organism (new) [162], quantity of body [1] Merge into length of whole-organism (new)" 1
length of carapace(new) [129], quantity of prosoma(split, length) [37], quantity of thoracic-groove [6], quantity of cephalic-area [1], quantity of front [2], quantity of ocular-area(split, length) [2] Merge into “length of carapace (new)” 5
width of carapace (new) [139], quantity of prosoma(split, width) [37], quantity of ocular-area(split, width) [1] Merge into “width of carapace (new)” 2
length of palpal-tarsus [5]*, quantity of palpal-tarsus [57] Merge into “length of palpal-tarsus” 1
length of abdomen (new) [133], quantity of opisthosomum(split, length) [44] Merge into “length of abdomen (new)” 1
width of abdomen [2]*, quantity of opisthosomum(split, width) [7], quantity of abdomen (split, width) [128] Merge into “width of abdomen” 2
quantity of sternum (split, width) [160], width of sternum [1]* Merge into “width of sternum” 1
distance of spiracle-spinneret (new) [155], quantity of spiracle [1], quantity of spiracle spinneret [2] Merge into “distance of spinneret-spiracle(new)” 2
quantity of epigastric-furrow [1], distance of spiracle-epigastrium (new) [138], quantity of epigastrium-epigastrium [1], quantity of epigastrium-spiracle [20] Merge into “distance of epigastrium-spiracle (new)” 3
length of leg ii tibia (new) [188], quantity of ii (split, tibia) [5] Merge into ”length of leg ii tibia(new)“ 1
length of leg ii metatarsus (new) [188], quantity of ii (split, metatarsus) [3] Merge into “length of leg ii metatarsus(new)” 1
length of leg iv tibia (new) [186], quantity of iv (split, tibia) [4] Merge into "length of leg iv tibia(new)" 1
length of leg iv metatarsus (new) [186], quantity of iv (split, metatarsus) [3] Merge into "length of leg iv metatarsus(new)" 1
Total edits 46   
  1. The numbers in “[]” indicate the number of values affected by an edit operation. Characters indicated with an “*” were retained without edits