OEWG 20090602

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OBO-Edit Working Group, Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 9.30 a.m. PST

Conference call details:
US: 1-888-727-6732
Outside US: 1-719-867-3417
pin: 601425

Agenda/Chair: DavidOS
Minutes: Midori

Action items carried over


  • Lock Layout option - Done
  • Fix logging location for OSX in 2.1
  • Investigate verification check issues on a fresh install
  • Ability to switch between incremental reasoning on/off states. - In Progress

Discussion items

  1. Jen - Filtering system in OBO-Edit.
  • My work on cross products and taxon links is badly held back just now by the lack of a good filtered save in OBO-Edit. I'm wondering if the need is great enough that I should start adding this feature even though we are still bug fixing. I have figured out what the interface could look like:

1) Add a new checkbox: 'choose tags to include'


2) When checked, this box calls up an auto-populated list of all the tag types in the file and the user can then choose which tags to include in each file.


    • Chris's comment:
      • Hardcode an option for exporting a file with only {id,intersection_of} tags, as this would be satisfactory for the majority of use cases involving working with xps as separate files. I think this could be implemented fairly easily.
      • Alternative approach is to always namespace links and xp defs, and

have the tag filtering done automatically from this. But I think this involves more work on the editors part as they have to ensure all links are correctly namespaced

  • Prioritize tracker items
  • Follow OBO-Edit on Twitter!


  • Features that would be useful to have for Buffalo workshop:
    • A way to convert intersection differentia to relations when saving implied links. See ticket:

save implied links misfeature - https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=2305594&group_id=36855&atid=418257

  • Request for info (DS): At the Buffalo workshop, I'd like to present both GO and FBbt approaches to working with XPs.
    • I would therefore like a practical guide to how GO are managing XPs and instantiating links implied using them.

Demos/ Tips/ Ticks

  • Ontology Tree Editor - missing/new features now implemented in OBO-Edit2.1
    • Distinction between local and global mode
    • Now implemented in OBO-Edit2 - the much awaited - Lock View feature!
  • Questions/Discussion points
    • Independent sessions for multiple OTE instances

Tip of the week

  • If we don't have anything here until the meeting time - the agenda chair can pick one of the attendees and put them on the spot about their favorite tip
  • Suggestions:
    • Editing the ontology through the OTE - workflow - things to take into consideration
  • Query Building/ How To's
    • How do I search for terms with multiple synonym types that have more than one relation with their ancestors?

Action Items

  • UTF8 support
  • OBO-Edit 2.1 release


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