Search Mailing List Archives

Limit search to: Subject & Body Subject Author
Sort by: Reverse Sort
Limit to: All This Week Last Week This Month Last Month
Select Date Range     through    

[bioontology-support] Newbie question on annotator

Ray Fergerson ray.fergerson at
Wed Apr 10 14:19:05 PDT 2013



You are quite right that this is broken. Thanks for bringing it to our
attention. For some reason the annotator UI is making a distinction based
on the case of the letters. For example text containing "Male" matches the
SNOMED term but text containing "male" does not. Somehow this has clearly
broken recently. We expect to have this working again by the end of the




From: bioontology-support-bounces at
[mailto:bioontology-support-bounces at] On Behalf Of
Pieter Sheth-Voss
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:04 AM
To: support at
Subject: [bioontology-support] Newbie question on annotator


Beginning user of the Bioportal annotator
[].  I entered the following
text, and attempted to annotate this using SNOMEDCT ontology: 


"35 yo male with severe acne vulgaris and hla-b27-positive inflammatory
arthritis.  Acne not responding to clindamycin or doxycycline.  Currently
on Arava and Indocin for the arthritis."


However, it matched only "acne" and "current".


Whereas I would have expected it to also identify "male", "acne vulgaris",
"inflammatory arthritis", "clindamycin", "doxycycline", as these are also
terms in SnoMed-CT, and picked up by other annotation engines like cTakes.


Might there be something that I am doing wrong?


All the best, 



Pieter Sheth-Voss, PhD

m. 617 645 4524

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the bioontology-support mailing list