Global Wordnet Grid


At the 3rd GWA Conference in Korea, we launched the idea to start building a completely free worldwide wordnet grid. This grid will be build around a shared set of concepts, such as the Common Base Concepts used in many wordnet projects. These concepts will be expressed in terms of Wordnet synsets and SUMO terms. We invite people from all language communities to upload synsets from their language to the Grid. Gradually, the Grid will then be represented by all languages.

The Grid will be free and language contributions must therefore be provided under one of the following licenses to be included:

We hope that the Grid will grow soon. First in languages and later in size. As a start we want to build the first version of the Grid around the set of 4689 Common Base Concepts. The English synsets for the Grid take the following form:

<SYNSET><ID>ENG20-00001740-n</ID><POS>n</POS><SYNONYM><LITERAL>entity<SENSE>1</SENSE></LITERAL></SYNONYM> <DEF>that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)</DEF> </SYNSET>

The DTD for the XML structure: DTD

To make your own contribution, keep the synset ID and just replace the SYNONYM fields. To submit your contribution to the Grid, please send the synsets of your language to:

We will place your language in the Grid as soon as possible!

We would also like to invite people to supply a nice web-based interface to the Grid.

The Grid

Number of languages in the Grid: 4

Language Synsets Date Mapping License Download
GWG Catalan129422006-Feb-5WN1.6GNU Lesser General Public LicenseDEBVisDic XML VisDic XMLbrowse
GWG Czech46892006-Feb-5WN2.0Princeton WordNet-style licenseDEBVisDic XML VisDic XMLbrowse
GWG English46892006-Feb-2WN2.0Princeton WordNet licenseDEBVisDic XML VisDic XMLbrowse
GWG Spanish155562006-Feb-5WN1.6GNU Lesser General Public LicenseDEBVisDic XML VisDic XMLbrowse
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Other resources

SUMO30802007-Nov-06browse download XML