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[bioportal-announce] BioPortal 3.2 Released

From: Trish Whetzel <whetzel@stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 17:36:13 -0700
Message-Id: <528A8B9A-5DF7-444F-8D12-0F87D1EC6D97@stanford.edu>
To: announce@bioontology.org
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology is pleased to announce the release of BioPortal 3.2.  New features include updates to the Web interface and Web services:
Added Ontology Recommender feature, http://bioportal.bioontology.org/recommender  
Added support for access control for viewing ontologies 
Added link to subscribe to BioPortal Notes emails  
Synchronized “Jump To” feature with ontology parsing and display 
Added documentation on Ontology Groups
Annotator Web service – disabled use of “longest only” parameter when also selecting “ontologies to expand” parameter 
Removed the metric "Number of classes without an author" 
Handling of obsolete terms, part 1 – term name is grayed out and <is_obsolete> element is returned in Web service response for obsolete terms from OBO and RRF ontologies. This feature will be extended to cover OWL ontologies in a subsequent release.   
Bug Fix
Fixed calculation of “Classes with no definition” metric
Added re-direct from old BioPortal URL format to new URL format to provide working links from archived search results 

Firefox Extension for NCBO API Key:
To make it easier to test Web service calls from your browser, we have released the NCBO API Key Firefox Extension. This extension will automatically add your API Key to NCBO REST URLs any time you visit them in Firefox. The extension is available at Mozilla's Add-On site. To use the extension, follow the installation directions, restart Firefox, and add your API Key into the “Options” dialog menu on the Add-Ons management screen. After that, the extension will automatically append your stored API Key any time you visit http://rest.bioontology.org. 

Upcoming software license change:
The next release of NCBO software will be under the two-clause BSD license rather than under the currently used three-clause BSD license. This change should not affect anyone’s use of NCBO software and this change is to a less restrictive license. More information about these licenses is available at the site: http://www.opensource.org/licenses. Please contact support@bioontology.org with any questions concerning this change.

Trish Whetzel, PhD
Outreach Coordinator
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
Ph: 650-721-2378

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