The purpose of this project is demonstrate how to query the WordNet database using Microsoft Entity Framework 5 & C#.
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About WordNet database
WordNet® is a large lexical database of English. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. Synsets are interlinked by means of conceptual-semantic and lexical relations.
The resulting network of meaningfully related words and concepts can be navigated with the browser. WordNet is also freely and publicly available for download. WordNet's structure makes it a useful tool for computational linguistics and natural language
WordNet superficially resembles a thesaurus, in that it groups words together based on their meanings. However, there are some important distinctions. First, WordNet interlinks not just word forms—strings of letters—but specific senses of words. As a result,
words that are found in close proximity to one another in the network are semantically disambiguated. Second, WordNet labels the semantic relations among words, whereas the groupings of words in a thesaurus does not follow any explicit pattern other than meaning
Please note that WordNet® is a registered tradename. Princeton University makes WordNet available to research and commercial users free of charge provided the terms of our license are followed, and proper reference is made to the project using an appropriate
When writing a paper or producing a software application, tool, or interface based on WordNet, it is necessary to properly cite the source. Below are citations for hardcopy and the online version provided on our website. Please use whichever is appopriate to
your project or paper, and be sure to follow the terms of the license
George A. Miller (1995). WordNet: A Lexical Database for English.
Communications of the ACM Vol. 38, No. 11: 39-41.
Christiane Fellbaum (1998, ed.) WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database (citation above) is available from MIT Press.
Publications should cite this website when referring to the online version of WordNet. Below is a citation in MLA web citation style.
Princeton University "About WordNet." WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
License and Commercial Use of WordNet
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