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[Gofriends] Alert: proposal to remove underscores from root term names
midori at ebi.ac.uk
Thu Jun 4 05:14:18 PDT 2009
Dear GO and Friends,
A proposal has been made to remove the underscores from the names of the
three ontology roots in GO:
name: biological_process --> name: biological process
name: cellular_component --> name: cellular component
name: molecular_function --> name: molecular function
The reason for this change is consistency: at present these are the only
term names that contain underscores instead of spaces.
The namespaces will be unaffected; i.e. they will still contain
This will affect you if you are using the root name as a surrogate for the
ontology name (obo namespace) in a space-delimited file, or if you have
any sfotware that assumes that the root name is exactly the same as the
ontology name (note that OBO namespaces do not allow spaces, but in
many ontologies, including GO, spaces are allowed in term names).
If there are no objections raised, we will make this change on Friday,
June 19, 2009.
on behalf of GO's ontology developers
Midori A. Harris, Ph.D.
EMBL - EBI
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Cambridge CB10 1SD UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 494667
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 494468
Email: midori at ebi.ac.uk
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