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UMLS::SenseRelate is a freely available suite of Perl modules that implement the senserelate word sense disambiguation algorithm using the semantic similarity and relatedness measure from the UMLS::Similarity package.


  • Download the current version (v0.29): CPAN
  • Requires: UMLS-Similarity and UMLS-Interface


  • Evaluating Measures of Semantic Similarity and Relatedness to Disambiguate Terms in Biomedical Text. Bridget T. McInnes and Ted Pedersen. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2013 December; 46(6):1116-24.
  • Knowledge-based Method for Determining the Meaning of Ambiguous Biomedical Terms Using Information Content Measures of Similarity. Bridget T. McInnes, Ted Pedersen, Ying Liu, Serguei Pakhomov, and Genevieve B. Melton. Appears in the Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Oct. 2011, Washington DC.