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Re: BioPortal 2.1 Release

From: Erick Antezana <erant@psb.vib-ugent.be>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 09:33:18 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <48349.157.193.202.129.1241595198.squirrel@webmail.psb.ugent.be>
To: "Trish Whetzel" <plwhetzel@gmail.com>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Hi Trish,

 is it possible to have a local install of the BioPortal?

cheers,
Erick

> The National Center for Biomedical Ontology is pleased to announce the
> release of BioPortal 2.1. Highlights of this release are:
>
> -*Annotator*: a service that identifies mentions of biomedical ontology
> concepts in text that users submit. You can use the annotator service to
> tag
> automatically any item of interest with terms from UMLS and BioPortal
> ontologies. The Annotator is accessible via the BioPortal user interface
> [1]
> and as a REST service [2]
>
> -*Advanced user interface for searching ontologies* [3] enables users to
> select which ontologies or categories of ontologies to search, specify
> search parameters, and filter and navigate easily through the search
> results
>
>
> -*Ontology-based projects*: You can now describe your ontology-based
> projects, indicate which BioPortal ontologies you use, and provide reviews
> of those ontologies in the context of your project [4]
>
> -*Version management for OWL ontologies*: you can download a diff between
> successive versions of an OWL ontology in tab-delimited format or as a set
> of RDF instances of the Protégé Change and Annotations ontology. See, for
> example, the details for the Biomedical Resource Ontology [5], to see a
> listing of diffs for its versions.
>
> -*Within-ontology search*: you can use the search box at the top of each
> ontology tree to type in preferred name or a synonym and jump directly to
> one of the concepts that matches your search term (look for the "Jump to"
> box when you are exploring an ontology)
>
> -*Support for different hierarchy relations in OBO ontologies*: just like
> in
> OBO-Edit, you will now see different icons when you browse the tree for an
> OBO ontologies, indicating the specific relationship between a child and a
> parent node (such as is-a or part-of)
>
> Numerous *improvements in user interaction*:
> -The new *home page* enables direct access to key BioPortal functionality,
> such as searching ontologies for terms, finding a specific ontology of
> interest, or searching the NCBO Resource index to find resources
> mentioning
> a particular concept of interest.
> -New *look and feel* for BioPortal user interface
> -Additional details on the* ontology metadata* page
> -It is now easier to *add and view reviews* for a particular ontology
> -Many other user interface improvements and fixes
>
> Prototypes of upcoming features for accessing the *NCBO Resource index*:
> -access to biomedical resources annotated with a specific ontology term
> when
> you are viewing the term in BioPortal (in the "Resources" tab)
> -search through all resource annotations available in the NCBO Resource
> index
> -the resources that NCBO currently indexes or provides access to include
> Conserved Domain Database, ArrayExpress, PharmGKB, UniProt KB, ARRS
> GoldMiner, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Reactome, Gene
> Expression Omnibus and NextBio (to check dynamically the list of resource
> that we currently have in the index, you can call the corresponding REST
> service [6]).
>
> [1] http://bioportal.bioontology.org/annotate
> [2] http://bioontology.org/wiki/index.php/Annotator_Web_service
> [3] http://bioportal.bioontology.org/search
> [4] http://bioportal.bioontology.org/projects
> [5] http://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/39521
> [6] http://ncbolabs-dev2.stanford.edu:8080/OBS_v1/obr/resources
>
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