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[bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from Viviana

Ray Fergerson ray.fergerson at
Fri Nov 21 14:44:39 PST 2014


Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.  The annotation system should
handle Spanish characters now. As Clement pointed out, this used to not
work but it was fixed some time ago.

Also note that the system will now annotate on “views”. Some ontologies
(but not SNMI) have translations into difference languages as views. In
the past we could not annotate on these either, not because of the
language but because of the modeling as a view. This is fixed as well.
Unfortunately the BioPortal annotator demo UI does not support this
feature (annotate on view) but there is a parameter on the web service
that does so.

I’m not an expert on SNMI but, poking around, I cannot actually find any
Spanish characters in it. Can you point me at an SNMI term in Spanish that
fails to annotate?



From: Viviana Cotik [mailto:vcotik at]
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8:46 PM
To: Ray Fergerson
Cc: support at
Subject: Re: [bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from Viviana


thank you for your answer. I'm still not getting results for spanish

I go to Bioportal -> Annotator. Then I insert a spanish text and I select
SNMI ontology. I don't find annotations

Is there a way to annotate spanish texts with bioportal?

Here is the string to reproduce the results. Se exploran ambas mamas
observandose ecoestructuras conservadas. No se evidencia imagen quistica
en mama izquierda. No presenta adenopatias axilares. 111 Se exploran ambas
mamas observándose ecoestructuras conservadas. No se evidencia imagen
quística en mama izquierda. No presenta adenopatías

Thank you!

Best regards,


On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 9:18 PM, Ray Fergerson
<ray.fergerson at> wrote:



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Subject: [bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from Viviana

Name: Viviana

Email: vcotik at


Dear administrators. I'm trying to annotate some spanish medical
(radiological) reports with BioPortal. Is there some ontology in spanish
available in BioPortal? The only one I've found is SNMI (SNOMED
International Version), but what I see is that it only finds english

Thank you!

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