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[Gohelp] Problems in using Term Enrichment

Benjamin Hitz hitz at
Mon Nov 16 11:37:13 PST 2009


Thanks for your email.

There is a bug in the term_enrichment program which does not handle  
"bad" (insignificant) results very well.
We are working to fix this.  For now, you can try to run it with the  
Use IEAs? = YES option, that usually  bypasses the bug.

On Nov 13, 2009, at 2:04 PM, Hao Hu wrote:

> Dear administrator:
> I was using the web service of GO Term Enrichment (at
>, and I
> have inputted a few accession ID of uniprot under the line of 'Input
> your gene products '. Then I used the database filter of
> UniprotKB/Swiss-prot (I did not upload my own filter file). The
> problem is that whenever I submit, I come into this page "500 Internal
> Server Error". Any other database (such as uniprot KB) will work for
> me.
> Is it a bug in the AmiGO tools or is that I was doing something wrong?
> Any suggestion is appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Hao

Ben Hitz
Senior Scientific Programmer
Saccharomyces Genome Project
Stanford University
hitz at

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