Open English WordNet
Open English WordNet is a lexical network of the English language grouping words into synsets and linking them according to relationships such as hypernymy, antonymy and meronymy. It is intended to be used in natural language processing applications and provides deep lexical information about the English language as a graph.
Open English WordNet is a fork of the Princeton Wordnet developed under an open source methodology. The quality and veracity of the resource may differ from the Princeton WordNet and we welcome contributions. Contributions to this wordnet may eventually be incorporated into future releases of Princeton WordNet. Correspondance to previous versions and wordnets in other language is provided through the Collaborative Interlingual Index (CILI). The Open English WordNet is available as individual files in GWN-LMF format.
Open English WordNet is released through the Open English WordNet website. The version released are
- 2020 Edition (Released 17th April 2020). (LMF) (RDF) (WNDB)
- 2019 Edition (Released 17th April 2019). (LMF) (RDF) (WNDB)
To compile these into a single file please use the following script
This will create a file at
wn31.xml that contains the complete wordnet.
Further conversions are available through the converter here.
We welcome changes, to make a change please read our contributing guidelines and make a pull request.
Open English WordNet is a high-quality resource that acts as a gold-standard for natural language processing, as such we cannot accept any automatically generated results that have not been manually validated.
WordNet is released under CC-BY 4.0
- John P. McCrae
- Alexandre Rademaker
- Ewa Rudnicka
- Bernard Bou
- Daiki Nomura
- David Cillessen
- Ciara O'Loughlin
- Cathal McGovern
- Francis Bond
- Eric Kafe