Search Mailing List Archives

Limit search to: Subject & Body Subject Author
Sort by: Reverse Sort
Limit to: All This Week Last Week This Month Last Month
Select Date Range     through    

[bioontology-support] New Bioportal API, searching ontology classes by acronym and accession

mbrandizi brandizi at
Fri Oct 10 04:14:20 PDT 2014

Again on this issue, for the moment I'm solving it this way:

and I computed the list of pre-configured acronym/URI mappings by means of
this loop:

It's an approach less than ideal, but for the moment it works and I look
forward to the new APIs explicitly providing the functionality above.

Another similar issue I've realised is that there is no straight way to get
the details about a term using only its URI, ie, we only have the method
/ontologies/:ontology/classes/:cls, which requires the :ontology parameter,
even though you cannot know it from the URI. Actually you can do something
but you have to go through the results and that's not what I mean.

As you can see, my code above is part of a new small Bioportal library:  

in case anyone need a simple solution. I haven't done intensive testing of
it, but I've done a few and it seems to work fairly well.

View this message in context:
Sent from the NCBO Support mailing list archive at

More information about the bioontology-support mailing list