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[bioontology-support] ontologies filter

Jennifer Leigh Vendetti vendetti at
Tue Sep 5 10:34:36 PDT 2017

Hello Mazen,

On Sep 5, 2017, at 9:49 AM, Mazen Alobaidi <malobaid at<mailto:malobaid at>> wrote:

I'm using rest call as below, but I want to restricted it with only using MESH.  How I can do this?

To restrict search to a particular ontology, you use the “ontologies” parameter, as documented here:

if used the filter ontology  I get the below error in rest call using Java
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Without seeing your Java code, it’s difficult to say what’s going wrong. You used the “ontologies” parameter correctly (i.e. ontologies=MESH). Also, entering the above URL in a browser correctly returns results from the annotator endpoint. So, the URL doesn’t appear to be malformed in any way.

A Java error like this was reported on our mailing list previously. You may want to read the post in the archive and see if the suggested solution works for you:

Kind regards,

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