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Consult Multilingual WordNet

This web application allows consulting the data contained in the different WordNets and navigating throw them. The consulting refers to exploring the relations of an item that can be a Word, a Synset, a Variant or an ILI and the navigation consists of going from a Wordnet to another also using an item. The application consists of two frames, the top frame with the different search parameters and the bottom frame which displays the query results. The different search parameters, that may help the user making an accurate query, are:

  • Item: the item to search for, it can be a Word, a Synset a Variant or an ILI.
  • Method: the type of item to search for.
    • Word
    • Synset
    • Variant
    • ILI
  • POS: the item' s gramatical cathegory or Part of Speech.
    • Nouns
    • Verbs
    • Adjectives
    • Adverbs
  • Search: the type of search (which is dinamically loaded from the database like SubSearch, WordNet Source, WordNet Target and WordNet Languages).
    • Synonyms
    • Hyponyms
    • Hyperonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Holonyms
    • Meronyms
    • Fuzzynyms
    • Roles
    • Involveds
    • Subevents
    • Causes
    • States
    • Another
  • SubSearch: the subtype of search (if type is Synonyms possible subtypes are: near_synonym, xpos_near_synonym).
  • WordNet Source: the WordNet from which navigate.
  • Navigation WordNet: the WordNet to which navigate.
  • Gloss: if ticked shows the glosses of the Synsets.
  • Score: if ticked shows the confidence factor.
  • Rels: if ticked shows information about the relations that each Synset has in all the target languages.
  • Full: if ticked makes a recursive search.
  • Taget WordNets: the target WordNets of our search.

Simple Queries

Simplest Query

Another simple query

Advanced Queries

Edit Multilingual WordNet

Marks and notes

In WEI 8.0 includes you can assign a mark to a variant or synset that indicates especial properties of that variant or synset. You can also write a small note to explain better why yoy have assined that mark.

The first step is to find the word or synset to which we want to assign a mark. Once found, click on the synset:


Once in the editing window, assign the mark and note to the variants you want, and/or to the synset (optional steps, 2 and 3). Once we agree with the changes, click the button "Update Variant"(step 4).


Variant marks

The marks available for variants are:

  • DUBLEX: Dubious lexicalization.
  • INFL: Inflected.
  • RARE: Old fashioned variant.
  • SUBCAT: Subcategorization.
  • VULG: Vulgar or offensive.

Synset marks

The marks available for synset are:

  • GENLEX:Non-lexicalized general concepts that are introduced to better organize the hierarchy.
  • HYPLEX: Hypernym has identical lexicalization.
  • SPECLEX: Domain specific terms that should be checked.

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