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[bioontology-support] Three things

Trish Whetzel whetzel at
Sun Jul 17 06:34:58 PDT 2011

Your account "alanruttenberg" is set to manage IAO. The BioPortal PURL is currently set-up to resolve to the visualization of the latest version of the ontology.


On Jul 11, 2011, at 6:58 PM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:

> 1) Can you please refrain from showing metrics on existing ontologies
> that have not updated their metadata, or to include a disclaimer
> warning that the metrics may not be valid. I have looked now at IAO's
> page and find once again that the metrics are bogus. I have noted this
> before and am surprised that no action was taken considering the
> importance the Bioportal team must give to presenting accurate
> metrics, not to mention the potential damage to the reputations of the
> ontology developers who the Bioportal aims to support.
> 2) Can you include some information on the details page identifying
> the party able to edit the summary? I don't know what account it is
> under - I have tried two likely candidates now and neither works - my
> own "alanruttenberg" and the obi account
> "". In the case of IAO can you please let
> me know which account has management ability?
> 3) Can you clarify what the bioportal PURL is? Apparently it leads to
> the ability to explore the current version. In that case it should be
> labeled as such: "Link to visualize" or "Bioportal visualization purl"
> or somesuch. In addition, the ontology IRI and version IRI (you know,
> the IRI's that the OWL spec considers normative  -
> should be given more prominence so as not to mislead.
> Thanks,
> Alan
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