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Table 7 Average speed in CUI concept pairs per second (pairs/s) for the evaluation of random CUI pairs with three representative ontology-based similarity measures based on the MeSH ontology (Nov, 2019. 59,747 nodes) implemented by the three UMLS-based semantic measures libraries reported in the literature

From: HESML: a real-time semantic measures library for the biomedical domain with a reproducible survey

Similarity measure UMLS::Similarity SML HESML
Avg. speed (pairs/s) Avg. speed (pairs/s) Avg. speed (pairs/s)
Rada [71] 30.43 (15) 0.096 (15) 644729\((10^7)\)
(this work)
Lin-Seco [87, 110] 140.82 (500) 532913\((10^7)\) 824307\((10^7)\)
Wu-Palmer\(_{fast}\) [72] 21.34 (15) 717535\((10^7)\)
  1. Best performing values are shown in bold. Non-implemented methods (–). The number of random CUI pairs evaluated to measure each value is shown between parentheses