Returns true if term is the root in the ontology hierarchy

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Description

Returns true if term is the root in the ontology hierarchy

Usage

1
    isRootById(object,id)

Arguments

object

instance of the Ontology class

id

accession string of the term of interest

Value

Returns true or false

Author(s)

Natalja Kurbatova

References

Adamusiak T, Burdett T, van der Velde K J, Abeygunawardena N, Antonakaki D, Parkinson H and Swertz M: OntoCAT – a simpler way to access ontology resources. Available from Nature Precedings http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npre.2010.4666.1 (2010)

Malone J, Holloway E, Adamusiak T, Kapushesky M, Zheng J, Kolesnikov N, Zhukova A, Brazma A, Parkinson H: Modeling Sample Variables with an Experimental Factor Ontology. Bioinformatics 2010, 26(8):1112–1118

Experimental Factor Ontology http://www.ebi.ac.uk/efo

Ontology Common API Tasks java library http://www.ontocat.org

Java sources and javadocs: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ontocat/files/

See Also

Ontology, OntologyTerm and isRoot

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