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[bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from Sai Lakshmi Subramanian

Sai Lakshmi Subramanian sailakshmi.subramanian at bcm.edu
Tue Jul 29 07:57:43 PDT 2014


Hi Ray,

Thanks for your response. That works.
It would be great if the API documentation mentions this.

Sai


On 07/28/2014 04:26 PM, Ray Fergerson wrote:
> You just need to tack on a "*" to the end of the search term. Something
> like:
>
> http://data.bioontology.org/search?q=melano*
>
> will match melanoma and a bunch of other things.
>
> Ray
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bioontology-support
> [mailto:bioontology-support-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] On Behalf Of
> support at bioontology.org
> Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:39 PM
> To: support at bioontology.org; sailakss at bcm.edu
> Subject: [bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from Sai Lakshmi
> Subramanian
>
>
> Name: Sai Lakshmi Subramanian
>
> Email: sailakss at bcm.edu
>
> Location: http://bioportal.bioontology.org/
>
> Comment:
> Hi,
>
> I would like some information on using Bioportal API to dynamically
> retrieve lists of ontology terms. We would like to use a look ahead search
> functionality in our website. I see that the widgets use this URL:
> URL1:
> https://bioportal.bioontology.org/search/json_search/?q={QUERY_TERM}&ontol
> ogies={ONTOLOGY}&subtreerootconceptid=
>
> which returns results in a list format with ~!~ line separators, that we
> can parse to get the terms, their ontology IDs, definitions, synonymns,
> etc.
>
> Your new API URL produces a nice JSON format.
> URL2:
> http://data.bioontology.org/search?q={USER_ENTERED_TERM}&ontology={ONTOLOG
> Y_SHORT_ID}&apikey={APIKEY}&subtree_root={SUBTREE_URL}
>
> However, the new API URL does not let me do partial word searches (say
> user enters first 3 letters of the term), which can be done with the
> autocomplete URL. I am wondering if we can continue using the URL1
> approach, does it use the same latest REST-API? Or is there a way to use
> the new API to do partial word searches for auto complete?
>
> I understand that you have the widgets for auto complete, but for our
> purposes, we would prefer to use the API.
>
> Thanks for the time and help.
>
> Regards,
> Sai
>
> Bioinformatics Research Lab
> Baylor College of Medicine
> Houston, TX
>
>
>
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