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Language Resources and Evaluation

, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 209-214

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WordNet then and now

  • George A. MillerAffiliated withCognitive Science Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Princeton University
  • , Christiane FellbaumAffiliated withCognitive Science Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Princeton University Email author 

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Abstract

We briefly discuss the origin and development of WordNet, a large lexical database for English. We outline its design and contents as well as its usefulness for Natural Language Processing. Finally, we discuss crosslinguistic WordNets and complementary lexical resources.

Keywords

Computational linguistics Lexical semantics Lexicon NLP Ontology WordNet Word sense disambiguation