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Paul R Alexander palexander at
Thu Sep 16 19:10:31 PDT 2010


I was the one that blocked you, sorry about that (you're now unblocked, 
but please don't hit those services again :). Unfortunately, the 
prototype services we have for mappings right now can't really handle 
providing all of the mappings as a download. We're currently working on 
a new service that will be more robust, but it won't roll out to 
production until October.

However, we'd be happy to provide you with the mappings (with a caveat, 
see below) in a format that's useful to you if you would let me know 
what you'd like. The easiest for us to do is a raw SQL dump of our 
table, but I think we could probably do a CSV file. Note that it's about 
1GB worth of data, maybe more (uncompressed).

Now the caveat: I will have to check to see if there are licensing 
restrictions on some of the mappings that would prevent us from 
distributing them and, if so, what portion of the mappings are 
restricted. I'll do that tomorrow and we can further discuss how to get 
the mappings to you.

Thanks for emailing and sorry for any trouble I caused!

Paul R Alexander
Web / UI Developer
NCBO BioPortal <>
Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research

On 9/16/10 6:58 PM, support at wrote:
> Name : Kavitha Srinivas
> Email : ksrinivs at
> Comment:
> Hello, we were trying to use the REST mapping services to find all the mappings for all ontologies in your repository to do a scientific study on the mappings.  However, we realized that we were blocked.  I apologize if I didn't follow some procedure to play nice, but I didn't see anything on the site on how to fetch everything.  Would you please let me know if there is a mechanism to download all mappings?  Thanks!
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