Searches term by its name in ontology

Description

Searches the term by its name in the ontology. Returns list of term's accessions.

Usage

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    searchTerm(object,id)

Arguments

object

instance of the Ontology class

id

term's name or part of the name

Value

Returns list of accessions

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 and OntologyTerm

Examples

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    efo <- getEFO()
    searchTerm(efo,"thymus")

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