New Test Patterns to Check the Hierarchical Structure of Wordnets

  • Ahti Lohk
  • Alexander Norta
  • Heili Orav
  • Leo Võhandu
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 465)


The goal of this paper is to introduce test patterns for checking inconsistencies in the hierarchical structure of wordnets. Every test pattern (displayed as a substructure) points out the cases of multiple inheritance and two of them are studied in depth by expert linguists, or lexicographers. Furthermore, this research associates test patterns with the inconsistencies they help to detect in wordnets, and presents instances of the test patterns. All examples use the Estonian Wordnet (Versions 66 or 67), some results we are shown for the Princeton WordNet (Version 3.1).


wordnet hierarchical structure evaluation test patterns multiple inheritance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahti Lohk
    • 1
  • Alexander Norta
    • 1
  • Heili Orav
    • 2
  • Leo Võhandu
    • 1
  1. 1.Tallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.University of TartuTartuEstonia

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