3. Remote Ontofox access without using the Ontofox web page:
For those users who like to access Ontofox programmatically without coming to Ontofox web page, we have generated a new php script: http://ontofox.hegroup.org/service.php. An example command line code to use this script is here: "curl -s -F file=@"/tmp/input.txt" -o /tmp/output.owl https://ontofox.hegroup.org/service.php". Note: Here http:// has been changed to https:// since March 20, 2022. Please change accordingly.
Note that in the above curl command, the “-s” is an option for silent mode. It will avoid returning any HTTP status/message from CURL. If the command with “-s” does not work out with you, you may remove the option and test again.
A Perl script (or a program based on Java or other language) can also be developed. In this case, a user will need use "put" to access this page.
Please Cite Publication: Xiang Z, Courtot M, Brinkman RR, Ruttenberg A, He Y. OntoFox: web-based support for ontology reuse. BMC Research Notes. 2010, 3:175. [PMID: 20569493] (Note: Check out more references).
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