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[bioontology-support] get tree of a given class via REST interface

Lorenz B. buehmann at
Wed Mar 9 02:15:14 PST 2016


I'm wondering whether it's possible to get children of a given class via 
the REST interface. I know that there is one request


but it looks like it always returns the root classes only, and not the 
subclasses of the given class. see for example both links below:


For me this looks like a bug because otherwise there would be no need to 
have this for each class, but only for the ontology itself. Moreover, the
"children" property is always an empty array here.

Indeed I could use as REST request


but this does not return information like "hasChildren" which is quite 
useful when building the class tree, like it's done in the public 
BioPortal UI.

Kind regards,

Lorenz Bühmann
AKSW group, University of Leipzig
Group: - semantic web research center

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