Author image Sam Henry
and 1 contributors


UMLS::Association - A suite of Perl modules that implement a number of semantic association measures in order to calculate the semantic association between two concepts in the UMLS.


To install the module, run the following magic commands:

  perl Makefile.PL
  make test
  make install

This will install the module in the standard location. You will, most probably, require root privileges to install in standard system directories. To install in a non-standard directory, specify a prefix during the 'perl Makefile.PL' stage as:

  perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/home/sid

It is possible to modify other parameters during installation. The details of these can be found in the ExtUtils::MakeMaker documentation. However, it is highly recommended not messing around with other parameters, unless you know what you're doing.


This package provides a Perl interface to


To create an instance of the interface object, using default values for all configuration options:

  use UMLS::Association;
  my $associaton = UMLS::Association->new();

More information is provided in the INSTALL file.


If you write a paper that has used UMLS-Association in some way, we'd certainly be grateful if you sent us a copy. Currently we have no paper referrencing the package hopefully we will soon.



Bridget T McInnes <> Sam Henry <>


 Copyright (c) 2015
 Sam Henry, Virginia Commonwealth University
 henryst at

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