Evaluating large-scale biomedical ontology matching over parallel platforms
Amin, MB and Khan, WA and Hussain, S and Bui, D-M and Banos, O and Kang, BH and Lee, S, Evaluating large-scale biomedical ontology matching over parallel platforms, IETE Technical Review, 33, (4) pp. 415 -427. ISSN 0256-4602 (2016) [Refereed Article]
Biomedical systems have been using ontology matching as a primary technique for heterogeneity resolution. However, the natural intricacy and vastness of biomedical data have compelled biomedical ontologies to become large-scale and complex; consequently, biomedical ontology matching has become a computationally intensive task. Our parallel heterogeneity resolution system, i.e., SPHeRe, is built to cater the performance needs of ontology matching by exploiting the parallelism-enabled multicore nature of today's desktop PC and cloud infrastructure. In this paper, we present the execution and evaluation results of SPHeRe over large-scale biomedical ontologies. We evaluate our system by integrating it with the interoperability engine of a clinical decision support system (CDSS), which generates matching requests for large-scale NCI, FMA, and SNOMED-CT biomedical ontologies. Results demonstrate that our methodology provides an impressive performance speedup of 4.8 and 9.5 times over a quad-core desktop PC and a four virtual machine (VM) cloud platform, respectively.