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Table 12 Examples of extracted candidate synonyms

From: Synonym extraction and abbreviation expansion with ensembles of semantic spaces

Query term: sjukhem (nursing-home)   
Clinical Medical Clinical + Medical
Heartcenter (heart-center) Vårdcentral (health-center) Vårdcentral (health-center)
Bröstklinik (breast-clinic) Akutmottagning (emergency room) Mottagning (reception)
Hälsomottagningen (health-clinic) Akuten (ER) Vårdhem (nursing-home)
Hjärtcenter (heart-center) Mottagning (reception) Gotland (a Swedish county)
Län (county) Intensivvårdsavdelning (ICU) Sjukhus (hospital)
Eyecenter (eye-center) Arbetsplats (work-place) Gård (yard)
Bröstklin (breast-clin.) Vårdavdelning (ward) Vårdavdelning (ward)
Sjukhems (nursing-home’s) Gotland (a Swedish county) Arbetsplats (work-place)
Hartcenter (“hart-center”) Kväll (evening) Akutmottagning (emergency room)
Biobankscentrum (biobank-center) Ks (Karolinska hospital) Akuten (ER)
Query term: depression (depression)   
Clinical Medical Clinical + Medical
Sömnstörning (insomnia) Depressioner (depressions) Sömnstörning (insomnia)
Sömnsvårigheter (insomnia) Osteoporos (osteoporosis) Osteoporos (osteoporosis)
Panikångest (panic disorder) Astma (asthma) Tvångssyndrom (OCD)
Tvångssyndrom (OCD) Fetma (obesity) Epilepsi (epilepsy)
Fibromyalgi (fibromyalgia) Smärta (pain) Hjärtsvikt (heart failure)
Ryggvärk (back-pain) Depressionssjukdom (depressive-illness) Nedstämdhet (sadness)
Självskadebeteende (self-harm) Bensodiazepiner (benzodiazepines) Fibromyalgi (fibromyalgia)
Osteoporos (osteoporosis) Hjärtsvikt (heart-failure) Astma (asthma)
Depressivitet (“depressitivity”) Hypertoni (hypertension) Alkoholberoende (alcoholism)
Pneumoni (pneumonia) Utbrändhet (burnout) Migrän (migraine)
Query term: allergi (allergy)   
Clinical Medical Clinical + Medical
Pollenallergi (pollen-allergy) Allergier (allergies) Allergier (allergies)
Födoämnesallergi (food-allergy) Sensibilisering (sensitization) Hösnuva (hay-fever)
Hösnuva (hay-fever) Hösnuva (hay-fever) Födoämnesallergi (food-allergy)
Överkänslighet (hypersensitivity) Rehabilitering (rehabilitation) Pollenallergi (pollen-allergy)
Kattallergi (cat-allergy) Fetma (obesity) Överkänslighet (hypersensitivity)
Jordnötsallergi (peanut-allergy) Kol (COPD) Astma (asthma)
Pälsdjursallergi (animal-allergy) Osteoporos (osteoporosis) Kol (COPD)
Negeras (negated) Födoämnesallergi (food-allergy) Osteoporos (osteoporosis)
Pollen (pollen) Astma (asthma) Jordnötsallergi (peanut-allergy)
Pollenallergiker (“pollen-allergic”) Utbrändhet (burnout) Pälsdjursallergi (animal-allergy)
  1. The top ten candidate synonyms for three different query terms with the clinical ensemble, the medical ensemble and the disjoint corpus ensemble. The synonym in the reference standard is in boldface.