ConceptBro is a universal browser for WordNet, WikiNet, JA-WordNet
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What is ConceptBro?

ConceptBro is a browser for Concept Network. In the theory, the world is consist of concepts and their relations. So, Concept Network can be seen as a model of world, and ConceptBro as a tool to navigate in it.

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Its featues

  • easy to use GUI based on PyQt4
  • easy operatation using right clicked popup menu
  • selectively expand or un-expand relations
  • selectively remove nodes, trees
  • support several kinds of database schema (WordNet, WikiNet, JA-WordNet)
  • mutilple instances

Using ConceptBro

run Application

  1. git clone the repository
  2. modify the setting file (:Canvas/,configure a list of your databases, like :

:dbConfig_wn1 = {

   'DBNAME' : "WordNet (English)", 
   'DBTYPE' : "wordnet" ,      
   'DBFILE'  : "/home/wl/tempdown/fat1/AI/database/wordnet30.db", 
   'LANG1'  : ['en'], 
   'LANG2'  : []

:} LANG1 for primary dictionary. The application will use LANG2 only if LANG1 has no result. Current supported languages are: en (English), cn(Chinese, jp (Japanese) you can also set no language at all. the application will try all, or you can set any language the database not support, and the application will try and get empty result.

Then set a default database to use, like :

defaultdbConfig = dbConfig_wk2
  1. run the application:

:cd bin :./ConceptNet

get Database

  • wordnet3.0

  • Japanse WordNet at part of “Japanese Wordnet and English WordNet in an sqlite3 database”

  • Wikinet

…there is a tool at here: But it seems there is no link of wikinet database now. ANY ONE has clue? Please inform me if you know where they are.


ConceptBro is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify i under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or ConceptBro is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Many works of ConceptBro are based on Orange and Qt Please see their websites for more information.


  • Fri Apr 13 16:34:54 CST 2012

by wuliang [www dot wuliang dot cn at gmail box]