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[bioontology-support] parent/children services

Tomasz Adamusiak tomasz at ebi.ac.uk
Thu Apr 14 07:58:48 PDT 2011


Hi,

Thanks for the explanation. Now it's much clearer. Will modify our code 
to use the better approach.

Cheers
Tomasz

On 12/04/2011 18:58, Ray Fergerson wrote:
> The documentation for these methods was removed because the methods caused
> lots of confusion and there is another method that performs the same
> service and is clearer. The "term" call in the BioPortal api returns both
> parents and children for any term. This call will work for any ontology
> version in BioPortal. The deprecated methods only worked for a single
> ontology version and often this version was not the latest. This caused
> lots of confusion.
>
> While we encourage the use of the alternative "term" call, we have no
> plans to remove the (now) undocumented calls so you can continue using
> them indefinitely. You should be aware of their limitation, described
> above.
>
> Ray
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bioontology-support-bounces at lists.stanford.edu
> [mailto:bioontology-support-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] On Behalf Of
> Tomasz Adamusiak
> Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:54 AM
> To: Trish Whetzel
> Cc: tomasz.adamusiak at ebi.ac.uk; helen parkinson; support at bioontology.org
> Subject: Re: [bioontology-support] parent/children services
>
> Hi Trish,
>
> My question is related to this specific change on the wiki, which
> resulted in removal of the virtual/[parents|children] signatures from
> the documentation:
>
> http://www.bioontology.org/wiki/index.php?title=BioPortal_REST_services&di
> ff=10476&oldid=10475
>
> Cheers
> Tomasz
>
> On 12/04/2011 13:40, Trish Whetzel wrote:
>> Hi Tomasz,
>>
>> I'm not aware of any web services being phased out. Is this in reference
> to the form of the hierarchy web services using the ontology version id?
>>
>> Trish
>>
>> On Apr 12, 2011, at 5:12 AM, Tomasz Adamusiak<tomasz at ebi.ac.uk>   wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I noticed that parents/children REST signatures were removed from the
> hierarchy services section on the wiki. If they're being phased out how
> long can I continue using them?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Tomasz
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
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>>> European Bioinformatics Institute
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>>> tomasz.adamusiak at ebi.ac.uk
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Tomasz Adamusiak, MD, PhD
European Bioinformatics Institute
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tomasz.adamusiak at ebi.ac.uk



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