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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.

Version: 3.0

See also: wordnet-browser, wordnet-devel.

General Commands

grind process WordNet lexicographer files
wn command line interface to WordNet lexical database
wnintro WordNet user commands

File Formats

lexnames List of WordNet lexicographer file names and numbers
senseidx WordNet's sense index
wninput WordNet lexicographer files that are input to grind(1)
wnintro introduction to descriptions of WordNet file formats


morphy discussion of WordNet's morphological processing
uniqbeg unique beginners for noun hierarchies
wngloss glossary of terms used in WordNet system
wngroups discussion of WordNet search code to group similar verb senses
wnintro introduction to miscellaneous WordNet information
wnlicens text of WordNet license
wnpkgs description of various WordNet system packages
wnstats WordNet 3.0 database statistics