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NAME ^ - This program calculates Spearman's Rank Correlation between two datasets.


This utility takes two files in the format of output and calculates the Spearman's Rank Correlation.





Two files in the following format:

score<>CUI1<>CUI2 score<>CUI3<>CUI4 ect ...

The output format of will work here because it extracts the CUIs from the paranthesis, so no worries. If you are not using the CUI format or a output file though, use the --word option described below.

Optional Arguments: ^

Displays the quick summary of program options.


The format of the input files contains words rather than CUIs and/or is not a output file.


displays N - the number of term pairs the correlation is being calculated over. This would be any term pair that has a score greater than or equal to zero.

--precision NUMBER

Displays values up to NUMBER places of decimal. Default is 4.


Displays the version information.


The Spearman's Rank Correlation between the two files.



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Copyright (c) 2007-2011,

 Bridget T. McInnes, University of Minnesota
 bthomson at
 Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota Duluth
 tpederse at

 Siddharth Patwardhan, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
 Serguei Pakhomov, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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