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[bioontology-support] annotator

Paul R Alexander palexander at
Thu Dec 5 13:13:57 PST 2013


"Alzheimer diseases” is not a class in the MeSH ontology, though "Alzheimer disease” [1] is, and Annotator will pick this up. Annotator does not do any stubbing, so singular forms of plural labels will not get picked up (and vice-versa). The only way this would work given the current Annotator would be if a class had a synonym "Alzheimer diseases”, which doesn’t exist in MeSH either.

Please let me know if you have other questions.



On Dec 5, 2013, at 12:12 PM, Jun Wan <wan at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying out the online Bioportal Annotator. I pasted in "Alzheimer diseases", and used MeSH ontology, and expect the match of the entire phrase "Alzheimer diseases" since it is a MeSH term, however, the matched class is just "Disease", which is much broader discriptor. Did I missing anything here?
> Thanks!
> Jun 
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