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[bioontology-support] Issues using BioPortal REST API

Jennifer Leigh Vendetti vendetti at
Thu Mar 16 17:07:23 PDT 2017

Hello Dr. McGibbney,

There’s a difference in the first part of the URL depending on whether you want to access the virtual appliance UI, or the REST service.  In your case, the UI URL is:

… and the REST URL is:

For the particular query you’d like to run, the full URL would be:

This is documented here on our wiki:

Kind regards,

On Mar 16, 2017, at 4:56 PM, Mcgibbney, Lewis J (398M) <Lewis.J.Mcgibbney at<mailto:Lewis.J.Mcgibbney at>> wrote:

Hi Folks,
I’m having issues interacting with the REST APIat the BioPortal instance hosted over at the ESIP Federation [0].
I understand that there are common query parameters [1] one of which is apikey. Having spoken with John Greybeal [2] I also understand that apikey is mandatory. Using the /submission API [3], my attempts to interact with the service look like the following


This is not returning a result and I am struggling to get the URI syntax correct. Can anyone help?

Thank you


Dr. Lewis John McGibbney Ph.D., B.Sc.
Data Scientist II
Computer Science for Data Intensive Applications Group 398M
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