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Unable to load OBO ontology


After doing a fresh install of the Add-in (Word 2010), I am not able to load an ontology for use with the Add-in. The select menu on the left-hand side of the Add-in does not display any ontologies and after manually downloading an ontology and using the file chooser on the right-hand side of the Add-in the ontology is not loaded.

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whetzel wrote Aug 11, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Screenshot uploaded.

reach2raziq wrote Aug 12, 2011 at 7:51 AM

Thanks for showing interest on Word Add-in For Ontology Recognition.

The UCSD Biolit Server is down which is causing this problem. We have a constant track on this and update you once the server is up.

MSR ER Support Team

jlfink wrote Aug 19, 2011 at 4:08 AM

I suspect that we need to use an NCBO API key in the URL queries now. I have obtained the key and forwarded it to others that are more capable in editing the code. Hopefully, this will fix the issue.

whetzel wrote Sep 2, 2011 at 10:37 PM

The BioLit project ( is now working, however there seems to still be issues with the Add-in. Can you confirm whether the Add-in is working in your environment?


reach2raziq wrote Sep 5, 2011 at 3:48 PM


In current version of Word Add-in For Ontology Recognition, Apikey was not required to pass along with URI for user authentication. You need to wait until the new version of Word Add-in For Ontology Recognition that matches the latest changes of BioLit Web services.

We are working on the latest release and we will notify the community users when the new release is available for download.

Abdul Raziq
MSR ER Customer Support Team

wrote Nov 30, 2011 at 4:58 PM

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 1:10 AM