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[bioontology-support] confusing navigation from search results for "Suffocation"

Natasha F. Noy noy at
Thu Sep 2 13:39:46 PDT 2010

> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 2:58 PM, Natasha F. Noy <noy at>  
> wrote:
>> Looking at the original sources, neither DO not MEDDRA define a  
>> parent for
>> suffocation. Hence, it doesn't show in the tree.
> If there isn't a parent the term itself should still be selected and
> have the root as parent. Or something should be said so that the user
> doesn't think things are not working.

We have considered showing root as parent, and it decided against it.

> However, in the case of the DO term, the *Cell ontology* hierarchy  
> is presented.

Because this DO term is also defined in the OBO file for the cell  
ontology. It is defined as obsolete there, but we don't treat obsolete  
terms any differently yet -- it's one of the things on our to do list.


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