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Dictionaries Based On Wordnet

 

 

An example of a semantic network

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All of the dictionaries  listed below are based on  Wordnet and available for free. They are a good place to start if you want to learn about the  semantic relationshipsthat exist between words.

WordNet is a lexical database for the English language.[1] It groups English words into sets of synonyms called synsets, provides short definitions and usage examples, and records a number of relations among these synonym sets or their members. WordNet can thus be seen as a combination of dictionary and thesaurus. While it is accessible to human users via a web browser, its primary use is in automatic text analysis and artificial intelligence applications. The database andsoftware tools have been released under a BSD style license and are freely available for download from the WordNet website. Both the lexicographic data (lexicographer files) and the compiler (called grind) for producing the distributed database are available.

If your not sure how Wordnet differs from a conventional dictionary then do not fear just read on.

Firstly, words are grouped into synsets. Each word contained within a synset can replace any of the others without changing the meaning of what is said.

Secondly, semantic relationships are defined between words (Synsets). For instance if you want to explore words that refer to different ways of walking you can look up all the troponyms of the verb walk. For instance, space walk and march are troponyms of the verb walk.

TROPONYMS FOR THE VERB WALK – TRAVEL, GO, MOVE, LOCOMOTE:

=> tramp down, trample, tread down
=> lollop
=> tap
=> stumble, falter, bumble
=> spacewalk
=> foot, leg it, hoof, hoof it
=> toe
=> traipse, shlep
=> perambulate, walk about, walk around
=> ambulate
=> sneak, mouse, creep, pussyfoot
=> wade
=> tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock
=> sleepwalk, somnambulate
=> slink
=> limp, gimp, hobble, hitch
=> shuffle, scuffle, shamble
=> stroll, saunter
=> amble, mosey
=> prowl
=> skulk
=> toddle, coggle, totter, dodder, paddle, waddle
=> promenade
=> march
=> stride
=> hike
=> slog, footslog, plod, trudge, pad, tramp
=> tiptoe, tip, tippytoe
=> stalk
=> flounce
=> stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen
=> stagger, flounder
=> stomp, stamp, stump
=> lumber, pound
=> pace
=> tread, trample
=> slouch
=> mince
=> clump, clomp
=> march, process
=> step

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