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[bioontology-support] searching concept ids via REST services

Tomasz Adamusiak tomasz at
Fri Jul 31 06:51:21 PDT 2009

Hi Trish,

Excellent. Thanks a lot.

Just a minor comment. I noticed that some of the ontologies use labels
as a concept IDs, e.g. NCIThesaurus or FMA, e.g.:


returns an error.

Is that a design decison or the way they were loaded by the original 


Trish Whetzel wrote, On 2009-07-30 17:43:
> Hi Tomasz,
> A new feature has been added to BioPortal to allow search by concept
> ids. Let us know if you have any comments or questions on this feature.
> Trish
> On May 28, 2009, at 4:36 AM, Tomasz Adamusiak wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'd like to use BioPortal WS to search for concept ids. So the following
>> query will find a reference to DOID:9778 in the Experimental Factor
>> Ontology, but will not bring up the actual record in Disesase Ontology:
>> I guess to get to the actual concept I need a separate query like this:
>> The disadvantage of the latter approach is that I need to know the
>> ontology id, the concept is coming from, beforehand. Is there a way
>> around this?
>> Cheers
>> Tomasz
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>> Tomasz Adamusiak, MD, PhD
>> European Bioinformatics Institute
>> +44 (0) 1223 492 562
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