15 July 2012

Wordnet-Search description of word using terminal in Ubuntu

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WordNet is a lexical database for the English language.It groups English words into sets of synonyms called synsets, provides short, general definitions, and records the various semantic relations between these synonym sets.

Wordnet is freely available and can be installed using simple command. To install wordnet in Ubuntu open terminal and write following command

sudo apt-get install wordnet

To use it write following command in terminal

wordnet [word_you_want_to_search] -over


There are other options available with wordnet. Type man wordnet in terminal to see all the options available with wornet.

That's it.
Enjoy :)

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1 comment:

  1. Can someone help me to figure out why the output shows only one sense and not other senses of a particular word?
    Eg: wordnet tall -attra shows the output as:

    1 of 4 senses of tall
    Sense 1
    tall (vs. short)
    => stature, height

    Why are the attributes of other senses not shown. Please help me out.