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From: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 23:06:40 +0200
Message-ID: <CACHzV2OqtjpMArZYAf5vN38gqM50oHA4m5-13RB-Zh09F2hqYQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Note that the BioPortal SPARQL endpoint has moved into beta. It has a
(web) user interface, documentation, and example queries:




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From: Ray Fergerson <ray.fergerson@stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Subject: [bioportal-announce] BioPortal 3.7 Released
To: announce@bioontology.org

We are pleased to announce the release of BioPortal 3.7. The major new
features in this release are:

·         The term search web service and UI now supports some simple
Boolean logic. The format is backwards compatible with our previous
format so entering “heart attack” still results in terms which contain
both words (a logical AND). Negation is indicated with a minus sign
prefix (as in Google search). For example, searching on “heart attack
–fear –anxiety” returns terms containing both “heart” and “attack” but
not those that refer to a “fear of a heart attack” or “anxiety about a
heart attack”. A logical OR is achieved by enclosing words in
parenthesis. For example “(heart attack)” returns terms which contain
either “heart” or “attack”. *

·         We have regenerated all lexical mappings (“LOOM mappings”)
between all terms in all ontologies. The mapping algorithm creates a
mapping between two terms if the names of the two terms are identical
except for case and spacing. LOOM mappings are created between terms
if there is a match between the preferred name of one term and the
preferred name or synonym of another term. *

·         We now have a beta version of an RDF triple store up and
available for use. (The alpha version is no longer available.) This
service provides direct SPARQL access to the ontologies in BioPortal.
A demonstration user interface with SPARQL examples is available at
http://sparql.bioontology.org. This triple store contains all
ontologies available in BioPortal (updated nightly). *

* This item was requested via the User Support mailing list and the
NCBO User Group. Thank you for your comments and suggestions!


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