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[bioontology-support] Problem with subtreerootconceptid in REST request

Dan Bolser dan.bolser at
Wed Nov 21 13:45:26 PST 2012

I notice EDAM is in this list with status 28:

and that this appears to be working:

although nothing has been returned after several minutes, even trying
with a much smaller tree:

So I'm no closer to working out the problem :-/


On 21 November 2012 21:23, Dan Bolser <dan.bolser at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to do a REST search with subtreerootconceptid [1] because
> my search term 'Alignment' matches several branches of the EDAM
> ontology. For example:
> Returns the following three concepts:
> * EDAM_data:1916
> * EDAM_topic:0083
> * EDAM_operation:2928
> In this particular search, I only want to return concepts in the
> 'topic' branch of the EDAM ontology, so I'm trying the following (and
> various permutations thereof):
> Nothing I've tried seems to work, returning zero hits instead of the
> previous three. This seems to be the right way to specify the 'topic'
> branch, being the subtree of the topic node:
> Am I doing something wrong?
> Many thanks for any suggestions,
> Dan.
> [1]

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