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From: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:35:10 +0200
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From: Trish Whetzel <whetzel@stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 2:43 AM
Subject: [bioportal-announce] BioPortal 3.9 Released
To: announce@bioontology.org

We are pleased to announce the release of BioPortal 3.9. The major new
features in this release are:

·         We have revised the search interface, both for specifying a
search and in the format of the returned results. The new “advanced
search” capability allows users to specify more clearly exactly what
terms they would like to find. This capability also allows us to
choose better (more commonly desired) defaults for the “basic search”.
The returned search results are now grouped by ontology and the
results are ranked so that terms from “better”  ontologies are
returned first. We also show definitions for terms that have them. In
general this response format was inspired by the Google search
response interface so we hope that it looks familiar. We are
specifically soliciting feedback from users on this revision. Please
send any comments to support@bioontology.org.  *

·         We include the first version of the BioMixer visualization
software (available through the “Visualize” links). This software
replaces the older FlexViz system. There are a number of technology
improvements (i.e. the removal of Flash technology) over the older
system and the newer system is more powerful as well (i.e. you can now
navigate mappings from the basic interface). More complete versions of
BioMixer will be introduced in subsequent releases. Please provide any
feedback you can on this new system. *

·         We have regenerated all automatically generated mappings in
the system. These include lexical mappings, UMLS CUI mappings,
identical identifier mappings, and OBO-xref mappings. We have also
loaded mappings between selected UMLS ontologies as specified in the
UMLS database (MRMAP).

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

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

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