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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 conceptual layer is a flat list of the English synsets that assume here the role of concepts, linked by has-lexicalization relation to monolingual synsets in a lexical layer; it is a 'virtual level', that acts as pivot, like in Wordnet ILI, in order to align synsets of different languages.
Resnik ; "isambiguating noun grouping with respect to WordNet senses"; proceeding of 3rd orkshop on Very Large Corpora ; M.I.T.
Castanet uses WordNet (a large lexical database) to find facets.
This special issue also sees the first reporting on the development of wordnets for South African languages.
In WordNet database, polysemous nouns and verbs have 2.79 and 3.66 meanings on the average respectively.
It is possible to measure the frequency distribution of word senses using the SEMCOR sense-tagged corpus which is publicly released with WordNet [Miller 1995].
Many caption words are familiar words of English, and MARIE's parser needs only their parts of speech and superconcepts, obtained from the Wordnet thesaurus system (Miller et al., 1990).
(1990) have developed a thesaurus system called WordNet, which reflects current theories of lexical memory in terms of the nature of the information provided about word relations as well as the way in which that information is displayed.
Network of Meanings of Slovenian Words) used by the program STAVEK-02 is the well-known WordNet [2,3] lexical collection developed by the Princeton University with its graphic visualization VisuWords [4] based on the Thinkmap, data visualization technology.
Naime, iako je danas komponencijalna analiza cesto kritiziran model opisa znacenja, autorica nedvojbeno uocava njezine pozitivne aspekte i upucuje citatelja na njezinu upotrebljivost i u suvremenijim modelima opisa znacenja, posebice u leksikografskome opisu i semantickim mrezama utemeljenima na hijerarhijskoj strukturi, kakav je primjerice wordnet.