Releases through 5.3.1 (May 2017)

The features in this set of releases (from 5.1.0 through 5.3.1) provided services for accessing information about properties via the API, and quite a number of internal enhancements (we need those, trust us!) and bug fixes to the system.

New Features

  • Implemented endpoints for retrieving property trees, roots, parents, children, ancestors, and descendants.
  • Implemented an endpoint for searching ontology properties.
  • Implemented an endpoint for retrieving a specific ontology property by its ID.


  • Improved logging of the CRON job processing.
  • More robust error handling of the CRON batch operations.
  • Added a CRON task to index ontology properties.
  • Enhanced the ontology processing script to accept list of tasks to be performed.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented mappings from being saved correctly in a file during processing.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the API documentation from being auto-generated for ontology properties endpoints
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the HIV ontology from parsing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a 404 error in the BioPortal user interface when attempting to view the class tree of the HIV ontology.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented proper calculation of the set of root classes for the HP ontology.


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