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[bioontology-support] SPARQL endpoint question

manuelso manuelso at
Wed Jul 10 09:47:06 PDT 2013

Hi Chuck,

Are you trying to do this programmatically ? Unfortunately our web front-end does not support this type of reasoning.

There is a HTTP request parameter  that enables subClassOf reasoning. This Java/Jena example shows how to do it:

To trigger reasoning just include an extra http parameter in you request (rules=SUBC).



On Jul 10, 2013, at 9:40 AM, "Borromeo, Charles" <chb69 at> wrote:

> Hello,
>  I am trying to use the Bioportal SPARQL endpoint.  I would like to
> retrieve all the subclasses for a given class within the Human Phenotype
> Ontology. I can retrieve all the direct subclasses, but I can't figure out
> how to select the subclasses of subclasses (e.g. children, grandchildren,
> etc.).  
> Apparently there is a globals graph
> ( that allows you to
> select a crossed reasoned sub properties.  Is there a graph that contains
> the reasoned subClassOf relationships?
> Thanks,
> Chuck Borromeo
> University of Pittsburgh
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