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[bioontology-support] Display error in BioPortal. Re: Automatic ontology pull

Yongqun He yongqunh at
Sun Apr 25 15:53:45 PDT 2010

Hi Trish,
I am glad to hear from you again. It appears that VO is displayed well in BioPortal. One note is that some terms like obo:OBI_0000047 (processed material) and CHEBI:CHEBI_23367 (molecular entity) do not show the labels. I am not sure why.
Also, recently I submitted another ontology AEO: Adverse Event Ontology to BioPortal. Can I also use the automatic update mechanism? 

>>> Trish Whetzel <whetzel at> 4/25/2010 3:00 PM >>>
Hi Oliver,

I am writing to update you on a few items related to BioPortal and the  
Vaccine ontology.  In cases where the hierarchy is displayed as a flat  
list, we have found that this is due to one of the imported ontologies  
not being available via the web at the time of loading the Vaccine  
ontology. We are able to correct the display if an imported ontology  
is not accessible via the web when loading VO and are monitoring new  
uploads of VO.

We have also generated PURLs that can be used to refer to ontologies  
in BioPortal. For VO, this is  
and will resolve to the 'visualize' page of the latest version of VO  
loaded into BioPortal.

Best regards,

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