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[bioontology-support] Any suggestions for improving concept search results from the new API?

Ray Fergerson ray.fergerson at stanford.edu
Fri Dec 13 17:27:40 PST 2013


Lee,

 

Sorry for the non-response on this. The search is workings as designed but
I think that you bring up a fair point. We will investigate changing this
behavior.

 

Ray

 

From: bioontology-support-bounces at lists.stanford.edu
[mailto:bioontology-support-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] On Behalf Of Lee M
Surprenant
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:44 AM
To: support
Subject: [bioontology-support] Any suggestions for improving concept
search results from the new API?

 

*bump* 
Even if its just clarification on whether search is working as expected,
can someone reply to this?

-Lee
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From: Lee M Surprenant/Raleigh/IBM at IBMUS
To: "support at bioontology.org Support
<mailto:support at bioontology.org%20Support> " <support at bioontology.org>
Date: 11/19/2013 06:30 PM
Subject: [bioontology-support] Any suggestions for improving concept
search results from the new API?
Sent by: bioontology-support-bounces at lists.stanford.edu

  _____  




In past, I was seeing good search results (5 hits) when searching NCI
Thesaurus (including Properties) with terms like the following: "history
and physical".
With the new backend, this search now returns 0 results.

A few other searches I've tried also offer fewer matches than before.  For
example "Tretinoin Cytarabine" used to return 7 results, now returns 0.

It seems to me like, in the past, it did a simple AND. And now maybe it
only matches contiguous text (eg. like doing a google search with " "
around the phrase)?
Is there a new syntax to match two non-contiguous words (ignoring order)
when they appear in the same concept name/description?
Any other ideas for me?

thanks,

Lee Surprenant
IBM Emerging Technologies | jStart Team
lmsurpre at us.ibm.com | (919)
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