Package wordnet

A lexical database for the English language

WordNet is a large lexical database of English, developed under the direction
of George A. Miller. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets
of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. Synsets
are interlinked by means of conceptual-semantic and lexical relations. The
resulting network of meaningfully related words and concepts can be navigated
with the browser. WordNet is also freely and publicly available for download.
WordNet's structure makes it a useful tool for computational linguistics and
natural language processing.

General Commands (Section 1)
grind() processes WordNet lexicographer files, producing database files suitable for use with the WordNet search and interface code and other applications. The...
wn() provides a command line interface to the WordNet database, allowing synsets and relations to be displayed as formatted text. For each word, different...
This section of the WordNet Reference Manual contains manual pages that describe commands available with the various WordNet system packages. The WordNet...
File Formats (Section 5)
A cntlist file for a semantic concordance lists the number of times each semantically tagged sense occurs in the concordance and its sense number in the WordNet...
During WordNet development synsets are organized into forty-five lexicographer files based on syntactic category and logical groupings. grind(1) processes these...
The WordNet sense index provides an alternate method for accessing synsets and word senses in the WordNet database. It is useful to applications that retrieve...
For each syntactic category, two files are needed to represent the contents of the WordNet database - index.pos and data.pos, where pos is noun, verb, adj and...
WordNet's source files are written by lexicographers. They are the product of a detailed relational analysis of lexical semantics: a variety of lexical and...
This section of the WordNet Reference Manual contains manual pages that describe the formats of the various files included in different WordNet 3.0 packages.
Miscellanea (Section 7)
Although only base forms of words are usually stored in WordNet, searches may be done on inflected forms. A set of morphology functions, Morphy, is applied to...
All of the WordNet noun synsets are organized into hierarchies, headed by the unique beginner synset for entity in the file noun.Tops.
glossary of terms used in WordNet system
Some similar senses of verbs have been grouped by the lexicographers. This grouping is done statically in the lexicographer source files using the semantic...
This section of the WordNet Reference Manual contains manual pages that describe various topics related to WordNet and the semantic concordances, and a glossary...
WordNet Release 3.0 This software and database is being provided to you, the LICENSEE, by Princeton University under the following license. By obtaining, using...
WordNet 3.0 is distributed in several formats and in various packages. All of the packages are available via anonymous FTP from and...
Number of words, synsets, and sensesPolysemy information