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[bioontology-support] [bioportal-announce] BioPortal 2.5 Released
whetzel at stanford.edu
Tue Jun 15 18:17:39 PDT 2010
The issue is now resolved.
On Jun 11, 2010, at 3:19 PM, Trish Whetzel wrote:
> Hi Uday,
> I reported this as an urgent bug for the developers to investigate
> further. We'll let you know when this is resolved.
> On Jun 11, 2010, at 8:09 AM, Uday Shanker Evani wrote:
>> Hi Trish,
>> This is Uday Evani from the Buck Institute. We noticed that
>> BioPortal text annotator is not returning back gene ontology terms.
>> Do you know what's going on?
>> Trish Whetzel wrote:
>>> The National Center for Biomedical Ontology is pleased to announce
>>> the release of *BioPortal 2.5*, a Web-based platform for browsing,
>>> visualizing, mapping, and commenting on biomedical ontologies and
>>> terminologies. Our new release of BioPortal includes many new
>>> features, Web services, and bug fixes. BioPortal (http://bioportal.bioontology.org
>>> <http://bioportal.bioontology.org/>) is a comprehensive
>>> repository of biomedical ontologies that enables users to access
>>> and share ontologies that are actively used in biomedical
>>> communities. Users can publish their ontologies in BioPortal, link
>>> ontologies to each other, review ontologies and comment on
>>> specific terms, list projects that use ontologies, annotate
>>> textual metadata with ontologies, and use Web services to
>>> incorporate ontologies or their components into their software
>>> Major new features in this release include the following:
>>> - Support for *structured notes and term requests*: Users
>>> can now use BioPortal to request that content developers add new
>>> terms. BioPortal provides a structured template for making such
>>> requests, allowing users to suggest preferred names, synonyms, and
>>> definitions for the requested terms. BioPortal stores the requests
>>> as structured notes that are attached to the ontology and that
>>> other ontology tools, such as Protégé, will be able to use.
>>> - Support for *email notifications* to interested parties
>>> whenever a BioPortal user creates new notes for an ontology of
>>> interest. (If you would like to subscribe to notifications about a
>>> particular ontology, please send email to support at bioontology.org <mailto:support at bioontology.org
>>> >. We will have an interactive form to sign-up for notifications
>>> - A set of prototype Web services to generate *RDF
>>> representation for terms* in ontologies in BioPortal (see
>>> documentation  for details).
>>> - A prototype end-point for SPARQL access to all ontologies
>>> in BioPortal: http://sparql.bioontology.org <http://sparql.bioontology.org/
>>> - A set of Web services for retrieving instance information
>>> for OWL ontologies . We are planning to release a user
>>> interface for viewing instances shortly.
>>> - New ontology widgets that developers can embed on their
>>> Web sites, including an *ontology tree widget* that allows Web-
>>> site authors to present a display of an ontology or an ontology
>>> subtree for any BioPortal ontology in any Web page.
>>> - A preview release of *Bio-Mixer*, a mashup tool that
>>> provides extremely flexible browsing and exploration of ontologies
>>> and their mappings
>>>  http://www.bioontology.org/wiki/index.php/NCBO_REST_services
>>> Trish Whetzel, PhD
>>> Outreach Coordinator
>>> The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
>>> Ph: 650-721-2378
>>> whetzel at stanford.edu <mailto:whetzel at stanford.edu>
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