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The  NCI Metathesaurs Browser 2.5 Release Notes for the release scheduled for deployment in November 2014 are now posted.



NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT)
June 2014

Release 2.4 features

This release of the NCI Metathesaurus (NCIm) Browser improves search performance and functionality, including separation of the Name and Code options and enhancements to advanced search functionality. The NCIm Browser runs on the 6.1 version of the LexEVS API. 

Features include:

NCIM-177 - Column Headings for Other Properties section of Terms & Properties tab

NCIM-180 - Change standard width to 960 pixels

NCIM-184 - Separate code from name in the simple search

NCIM-185 - Synchronize code and Exact Match radio buttons.

NCIM-186 - Enhancement to contains search functionality.

NCIM-187- Make advanced search link more visible.

NCIM-188 - Extend the advanced search capability to include Lucene search

NCIM-189 - Keep the on-line Help page up to date.

NCIM-190 - Make "Contains" the default on all searches

NCIM-191 - Move the contains radio button in all search boxes to the front.

Bugs Fixed Since Last Release

NCIM-138 - Page rendering breaks with UTF-8 characters that are not in ISO-8859-1

NCIM-139 - Greater than ('>') and less than ('<') signs cause term name to be rendered incorrectly.

NCIM-140 - Greater than ('>') and less than ('<') signs cause term name to display incorrectly in the visited concept window

NCIM-195 - NCIt Hierarchy node becomes unresponsive hierarchy tree nodes once User expand UML Entity nodes

NCIM-193 - Code sorting functionality redirects to the previous term when users click on the Browser back button and click Code again to sort

Known issues


NCIM-106 - View in Hierarchy shows more than 5 parent levels above the concept.

NCIM-107 - MSH Hierarchy nodes reporting incorrectly

NCIM-111 - Wrong hyperlink for Hugo Concepts

NCIM-116 - Changing the Source in the Simple Search box will change the viewed source in the concept details.

NCIM-194 - Contains is not the default search once User select other filters for searching

This is a caching issue within a users browser.  This issue can be fixed by a user by setting their internet browser to clear the cache upon startup of the browser. 


CORE Product Dependencies

This product (internally) relies on LexEVS 6.1 APIs for access to NCI Metathesaurus data. Refer to  LexEVS 6.1 for details.

Release History




NCI Metathesaurus Browser v1.0


Initial release

NCI Metathesaurus Browser v1.1


Upgrade to LexEVS 5.1

NCI Metathesaurus Browser v1.2


Advanced Search

NCI Metathesaurus Browser v2.0


Upgrade to LexEVS 6.0

NCI Metathesaurus Browser v2.107/2012Fixes from 2.0 release
NCI Metathesaurus Browser 2.205/2013Error handling and 508 compliance fixes
NCI Metathesaurus Browser 2.301/2014Upgrade to LexEVS 6.1
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