WordNet : an electronic lexical database

  title={WordNet : an electronic lexical database},
  author={Christiane D. Fellbaum},
Part 1 The lexical database: nouns in WordNet, George A. Miller modifiers in WordNet, Katherine J. Miller a semantic network of English verbs, Christiane Fellbaum design and implementation of the WordNet lexical database and searching software, Randee I. Tengi. Part 2: automated discovery of WordNet relations, Marti A. Hearst representing verb alterations in WordNet, Karen T. Kohl et al the formalization of WordNet by methods of relational concept analysis, Uta E. Priss. Part 3 Applications of… Expand
Word sense disambiguation of WordNet glosses
It is shown how lexical chains and other applications can be built on this richly connected WordNet, by adding pointers from each word to its concept or synset, and this increases the connectivity between the WordNet concepts by approximately an order of magnitude. Expand
Building Slovene WordNet
The prototype Slovene WordNet is reported on which currently contains about 5,000 top-level concepts, automatically translated from the Serbian WordNet, with the help of a bilingual dictionary, synset literals ranked according to the frequency of corpus occurrence, and results manually corrected. Expand
Towards a Representation of Idioms in WordNet
In this paper, the possibility of extending WordNet to accommodate figurative meanings in the English lexicon is considered. Expand
Random Walk on WordNet to Measure Lexical Semantic Relatedness
The need to determine semantic relatedness or its inverse, semantic distance, between two lexically expressed concepts is a problem that pervades much of natural language processing such as documentExpand
Exploiting links in WordNet hierarchy for word sense disambiguation of nouns
Sense's definitions of the specific word, "Synset" definitions, the "Hypernymy" relation, and definitions ofThe context features (words in the same sentence) are retrieved from the WordNet database and used as an input of the Disambiguation algorithm. Expand
Book Reviews: EuroWordNet: A Multilingual Database with Lexical Semantic Networks
WordNet, the on-line English thesaurus and lexical database developed at Princeton University by George Miller and his colleagues (Fellbaum 1998), has proved to be an extremely important resourceExpand
Constructing and utilizing wordnets using statistical methods
Although the resulting wordnets are imperfect in terms of their quality and coverage of language-specific phenomena, it is shown that they constitute a cheap and suitable alternative for many applications, both for monolingual tasks as well as for cross-lingual interoperability. Expand
Automatic extension of non-english wordnets
Lexical taxonomies, such as WordNet, are important resources underlying natural language processing techniques such as machine translation and word-sense disambiguation. However, creating andExpand
Incremental Knowledge Acquisition from WordNet and EuroWordNet
This paper describes the process of the creation and extraction of implicit knowledge from WordNet and EuroWordNet, an extension of the explicit knowledge structures already provided by the wordnets in the form of synsets and semantic relations, and is contained both within (Euro)WordNet’s hierarchical structure and the glosses that are associated with each WordNet synset. Expand
Towards Building Wordnet for the Tatar Language: A Semantic Model of the Verb System
The paper presents the results obtained, and discusses some problems encountered along the way, the prototype of the Tatar Wordnet, which currently contains about 5,500 Tatar verbs. Expand


Using WordNet to disambiguate word senses for text retrieval
The IS-A links define a generalization/specialization hierarchy that is not sufficient to reliably select the correct sense of a noun from the set of fine sense distinctions in WordNet; and missing correct matches because of incorrect sense resolution has a much more deleterious effect on retrieval performance than does making spurious matches. Expand
Lexical Cohesion Computed by Thesaural Relations as an Indicator of the Structure of Text
Since the lexical chains are computable, and exist in non-domain-specific text, they provide a valuable indicator of text structure, and provide a semantic context for interpreting words, concepts, and sentences. Expand
Introduction to WordNet: An On-line Lexical Database
Standard alphabetical procedures for organizing lexical information put together words that are spelled alike and scatter words with similar or related meanings haphazardly through the list.Expand
A Neat Theory of Marker Passing
It is argued that paths found between open-class words in a sentence are best thought of as backbones of proofs that the terms at either end of the paths exist in the story and shown how viewing paths in this way naturally leads to the kinds of inferences which are normally thought to characterize "understanding". Expand
Marker Passing as a Weak Method for Text Inferencing
A method is proposed here, one which recognizes six very general classes of inference, which are not dependent on individual knowledge structures, but instead rely on patterns of connectivity between concepts. Expand
WordNet: An on-line lexical database. Special issue of
  • International Journal of Lexicography
  • 1990
His research interests include principle-based broad-coverage parsing, information extraction, word sense disambiguation, and learning from parsed corpora. Lin's address is
  • His research interests include principle-based broad-coverage parsing, information extraction, word sense disambiguation, and learning from parsed corpora. Lin's address is