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[bioontology-support] feature request: Start term

Alan Ruttenberg alanruttenberg at
Tue Feb 3 00:35:26 PST 2009

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 7:33 PM, Trish Whetzel <whetzel at> wrote:
> Hmm, on a per user basis or for everyone? There is some work by Peggy Storey
> that may help with the areas of ontology to focus on issue.

I'm concerned about the first time someone lands on the page. Anything
that gives a better entrypoint to browsing than what you get by
currently clicking on the explore link
( - with
obsoleteClass selected - would be an improvement.

Absent automatically showing a better introduction, at least having a
setting in the ontology metadata specifying what the "explore" link
should point to would remedy this situation.


> Trish
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: bioontology-support-bounces at
>>[mailto:bioontology-support-bounces at] On Behalf Of
>>Alan Ruttenberg
>>Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 7:30 PM
>>To: bioontology-support at
>>Cc: Melanie Courtot
>>Subject: [bioontology-support] feature request: Start term
>>I'd like to be able to specific a term to which an ontology on
>>Bioportal opens to when someone clicks on an ontology in the browse
>>For OBI, for example, the ontology opens to "obsolete class", which
>>isn't exactly putting our best foot forward.
>>For OBI, for instance, I might like to specify that I want the class
>>Material Entity opened up in the hierarchical view, and the class
>>agarose gel to be visible in the display view.
>>bioontology-support mailing list
>>bioontology-support at

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