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Short Description
Public Annotations API - for accessing neo4j data
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Public API for Annotations (public-annotations-api)

Provides a public API for Annotations stored in a Neo4J graph database

Installation & running locally

  • go get -u
  • go get -u
  • cd $GOPATH/src/
  • govendor sync
  • go test ./...
  • go install
  • $GOPATH/bin/public-annotations-api --neo-url={neo4jUrl} --port={port} --log-level={DEBUG|INFO|WARN|ERROR}--cache-duration{e.g. 22h10m3s}
    Optional arguments are:
    --neo-url defaults to http://localhost:7474/db/data, which is the out of box url for a local neo4j instance.
    --port defaults to 8080.
    --cache-duration defaults to 1 hour.
  • curl http://localhost:8080/content/143ba45c-2fb3-35bc-b227-a6ed80b5c517/annotations | json_pp
  • Or using httpie http GET http://localhost:8080/content/143ba45c-2fb3-35bc-b227-a6ed80b5c517/annotations

Build & deployment

Continuosly built be CircleCI. The docker image of the service is built by Dockerhub based on the git release tag.
To prepare a new git release, go to the repo page on GitHub and create a new release.

API definition

Based on the following google doc

GET content/{uuid}/annotations endpoint

Returns all annotations for a given uuid of a piece of content in json format.

Please note that

  • the public-annotations-api will return more brands than the ones the article has been annotated with.
    This is because it will return also the parent of the brands from any brands annotations.
    If those brands have parents, then they too will be brought into the result.

  • the public-annotations-api curated (tag-me) annotations (life cycle pac) for a piece of content take precedence, if present they are returned, all non-pac lifecycle annotations are omitted .
    If there are no pac life cycle annotations, non-pac annotations will be returned. The filtering described in the next paragraph relates to non-pac annotations.

  • the public-annotations-api will filter out less important annotations if a more important annotation is also present for the same concept.
    For example, if a piece of content is annotated with a concept with "About", "Major Mentions" and "Mentions" relationships
    only the annotation with "About" relationship will be returned.
    Similarly if a piece of content is annotated with a Concept "Is Classified By" and "Is Primarily Classified By"
    only the annotation with "Is Primarily Classified By" relationship will be returned.

GET content/{uuid}/annotations/{platformVersion} endpoint

This endpoint returns all the existing annotations for a specific platformVersion - if any.
The response here is an enriched format of the simple /content/{uuid}/annotations response, containing fields like platformVersion, and the referenced concepts' identifiers.
This endpoint does not show inferred Brands annotations, as the other endpoint does.

Response Example

The structure of the the response is the same both endpoints and would look like this:

        predicate: "",
        id: "{concepts_canonical_uuid}",
        apiUrl: "{concepts_canonical_uuid}",
        types: [
        prefLabel: "Company News",
        leiCode: "leicode_value",
        FIGI: "figi_value",
        factsetID: "factsetID_value"
        tmeIDs: [
        uuids: [
        platformVersion: "v1",

Admin endpoints

Healthchecks: http://localhost:8080/__health
Build Info: http://localhost:8080/__build-info
GTG: http://localhost:8080/__gtg


The application uses logrus, the logfile is initialised in main.go.

Logging requires an env app parameter: for all environments other than local, logs are written to file. When running locally logging
is written to console (if you want to log locally to file you need to pass in an env parameter that is != local).

NOTE: http://localhost:8080/__gtg end point is not logged as it is called every second from varnish and this information is not needed in logs/splunk

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