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[bioontology-support] query by URI

ben leinfelder leinfelder at
Thu Sep 23 16:19:49 PDT 2010

After quite a bit of trial and error I figured I'd break down and ask about the query webservice (

Let's say I know the entire URI of the concept I'm searching for but I want to find the BioPortal ontologyId that houses that concept...

I've tried using the "Alt Signature" with a URLEncoded** search term, but it returns 0 matches:

Whereas a less-precise search does locate my term ('Kelp' from the OBOE SBC ontology) along with many others:

I'm sure I'm missing some small detail.
Thanks for suggestions,

**I've also tried using the URI Java class to encode my query term as it is very much a proper URI, but this does not change the behavior.

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