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[bioontology-support] Terms and synonyms in NCIt

Trish Whetzel whetzel at stanford.edu
Tue May 25 15:27:39 PDT 2010


Hi Gilberto,

I'm not sure, but included Natasha to comment.

Trish	


On May 25, 2010, at 12:54 PM, Fragoso, Gilberto (NIH/NCI) [E] wrote:

> Hi Trish,
>
> One thing that we've noticed in the latest NCIt update is that  
> restrictions don't show up for primitive classes, they do show up in  
> defined classes tagged as "equivalent class."  Was this a hiccup in  
> processing or is this a general issue with OWL vocabularies that you  
> are aware of?  I noticed that OBO roles/relations (in GO) do show up.
>
> Cheers,
> Gilberto
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Trish Whetzel [mailto:whetzel at stanford.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 6:09 PM
> To: Fragoso, Gilberto (NIH/NCI) [E]
> Subject: Terms and synonyms in NCIt
>
> Hi Gilberto,
>
> BioPortal does not provide the full details about synonyms, such as  
> the source and the type -- we strip the markup during the  
> preprocessing. Therefore, we often end up with synonyms that are the  
> same as preferred term. Would it make sense to remove these during  
> the pre-processing step, before we put NCIt into BioPortal?
>
> Below are some examples, but I'm sure you are well aware :-)
> http://nciterms.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/pages/concept_details.jsf?dictionary=NCI%20Thesaurus&code=C3224&type=synonym
>
> http://nciterms.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/pages/concept_details.jsf?dictionary=NCI%20Thesaurus&code=C12727&type=synonym
>
>
> Cheers,
> Trish
>
>
> Trish Whetzel, PhD
> Outreach Coordinator
> The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
> Ph: 650-721-2378
> whetzel at stanford.edu
> http://www.bioontology.org
>
>
>




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