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[bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from Maxwell Neal

Ray Fergerson rayferg at
Fri Sep 25 15:17:45 PDT 2015

If you search for: OPB:OPB_00528 and include all properties, this class is found. We don’t distinguish punctuation in search and thus the “word” available to the search index is the entire string.


From: bioontology-support [mailto:bioontology-support-bounces at] On Behalf Of support at
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2015 8:04 PM
To: support at; mneal at
Subject: [bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from Maxwell Neal

Name: Maxwell Neal

Email: mneal at<mailto:mneal at>




I am using the BioPortal REST API to perform searches over classes in specific ontologies and I've found that searches using the fragment of class URIs don't return the class. For example, if I search for OPB_01023, I do not get any results, even though OPB:OPB_01023 is an existing class URI in the Ontology of Physics for Biology. I've tried to use all the different available values in the "include" parameter to no avail. Is it possible to retrieve classes using URI fragments with the REST search function?

Many thanks,

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