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WordNet

(human language)
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 words and concepts can be navigated with the browser. WordNet is freely available for download. WordNet's structure makes it a useful tool for computational linguistics and natural language processing.

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The knowledge in ConceptNet is collected from a variety of resources including Open Mind Common Sense Project, WordNet, DBPedia, OpenCyc and Wikipedia [12].
If we take an example of the Bengali idiom--hater panch ('remaining resource'), we can see that English WordNet defines two components of the idiom in the following way: hat ('hand') as 'a part of a limb that is farthest from the torso' and panch ('five') as 'a number which is one more than four'.
Queries are lexically analyzed using WordNet and syntactically analysed using Stanford parser.
This lack of methodical treatment produces notorious incoherences and compromises the results of applications using WordNet.
WordNet (9) is a database of words and phrases that are semantically linked to each other.
Castanet uses WordNet (a large lexical database) to find facets.
By using results obtained from the analyser Ajka and the mentioned D-interface we added the selected noun and verb D-relations to the Czech WordNet and in this way enriched it with approximately 31 000 new Czech synsets using the DebVisdic editor and browser (DebVisDic Manual, 2008) as illustrated in Fig.
Distinguishing these cases requires a good type hierarchy which Wordnet can supply as well as providing synonym and part-whole information for word senses.
Other subjects examined include an adjusted-edit distance algorithm applied to the web environment, measuring semantic similarity based on WordNet, a secure web-based watermarking scheme for copyright protection, and morphological wavelet transformation in fingerprint image processing.
In addition to Freebase and Geonames, Bintro's unique semantic technology will continue to leverage WordNet, a popular lexical database for the English language.
Yago: A Core of Semantic Knowledge--Unifying WordNet and Wikipedia, International World Wide Web Conference