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[bioontology-support] Feedback

Natasha F. Noy noy at
Fri Aug 27 13:23:19 PDT 2010


Did you look at the file that we have in BioPortal or somewhere  
locally? In the BioPortal file, as far as I can tell, the only  
reference in that node is in the blurb below. So it is not really a  

The easiest way to get rid of it is to delete those line from the file  
and to submit a new, corrected, version. We can do it for you or you  
can do it yourself. It will be a new version id in BioPortal, but  
hopefully that shouldn't matter for anything.


On Aug 27, 2010, at 11:35 AM, Thomas, Paul wrote:

> HI Natasha,
> Thanks for the help!  I’ve looked at our original file, and it seems  
> that the node now marked as “__deleted__” is the root of the  
> ontology, which should be “owl:Thing”.  Do you know what went wrong,  
> and how it can be corrected?
> Thanks,
> Paul.
> On 8/26/10 2:52 PM, "Natasha F. Noy" <noy at> wrote:
> Dear Paul,
> I am not sure why your contact information wasn't there, but I've
> added it. I have no problem visualizing your ontology in BioPortal
> (see the attached screenshot), but there is indeed one top-level node
> called "_deleted_". I looked at the OWL file, and such a resource is
> defined there:
>    <rdf:Description rdf:ID="__deleted__">
>      <rdfs:comment rdf:datatype="
> XMLSchema#string"
>      >Xref: SOPHARM</rdfs:comment>
>    </rdf:Description>
> You can deleted it from the OWL file and submit a new version to
> BioPortal. Or we can do it for you -- there will have to be a new
> version though. We can then delete the current version if you would
> like us to.
> Natasha

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