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[bioontology-support] Extracting parent child relationships using the web service

Paul R Alexander palexander at
Wed Nov 27 13:13:19 PST 2013

You cannot combine the search and hierarchy calls for the time being. However, you can take all the classes returned in the search and do a single batch call to get hierarchy information for all of them. See the documentation for the Batch Endpoint here:


On Nov 27, 2013, at 4:01 AM, AkiraYamaoka <unknownnpc at> wrote:

> Hi Ray!
> If we need to find code item with the hierarchical information, it will work
> very slow:
> First step - find all code terms (user search 'pain' in MEDDRA + exact_match
> = false => results 'Head pain', 'Leg pain', ..., '... pain');
> Second step - generete url request using term code for all terms & get the
> hierarchical information about this terms.
> In the result: two requests  (search code, get hierarchical information) for
> one term.
> /Can we combine two request in the new one? /
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