[DAS2] types and ontologies

Brian O'Connor boconnor at ucla.edu
Mon Jun 20 18:04:48 UTC 2005


I have a question about the status of this bug: 
http://bugzilla.open-bio.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1792.  I'm working with 
Allen on an internal application that uses the /das/assay namespace to 
retrieve microarray data.  What is the consensus on this bug?  Are 
non-sequence features annotated with terms from other ontologies 
allowed?  I know this is outside the scope of the current spec but I was 
curious what people think about this.

Ideally I want to be able to query for which ontologies are available as 
well.  For example something like: 
http://.../das/assay/chado/chado-Hsa-17/ontology/ would return an XML 
document describing the ontologies loaded.  This could be used to filter 
a types query ie /das/assay/chado/chado-Hsa-17/type?namespace=foo.bar.  
Although I see Lincoln mentioned using a "brief" form on the type 
request to do essentially the same thing (bug 
http://bugzilla.open-bio.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1791).  This seems like a 
reasonable way to go, how do other people feel?


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