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Re: XML and WordNet

From: <info@lingo.kiev.ua>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 03:33:00 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3B986A43.F4FD0FB0@lingo.kiev.ua>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: Tobias GĂbel <tobias.goebel@web.de>, wn-users@princeton.edu, www-archive@w3.org
Dan Brickley wrote:
> (+cc: www-archive for reference; is wn-users archived anywhere?)
> On Thu, 6 Sep 2001, =?iso-8859-1?Q? Tobias=20G=F6bel ?= wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am in need of an XML specification for the input and output of WordNet. A DTD or something that specifies how the output of WordNet can be coded as an XML document would be nice.
> > (Or even better: a script that translates WordNet output into an XML document, e.g. to code hypernym trees).
> > Does anyone have information or code on that?
> > Thank you very much in advance,
> > Tobias Goebel
> I have a work-in-progress version of Wordnet as an RDF Schema /
> Ontology. The specific XML representation is determined by RDF's XML
> syntax rules, so I didn't (thankfully) have to give any thought to the
> details of the elements/attributes in the markup.
> The goal was to be able to write XML/RDF documents that use tags from an
> "XML namespace" consisting of the classes implicit in WordNet's hypernym
> hierarchy. My Perl code is too buggy to give out; if there was a nice Perl
> API for WordNet I could use I'd happily recode this and circulate.
> Rough details are online at http://xmlns.com/2001/08/wordnet/
> ...do note the 'Issues' though; there is a serious problem with the
> current encoding: it confuses specific terms with the synsets they fall
> in. This came about due to the way my code works, I parse the output of
> the wordnet command line tools; hence my desire for a cleaner API to build
> things with.
There is perl interface to wordnet at

In addition, try http://search.cpan.org/search?mode=module&query=wordnet

There are even SQL mappings of wordnet at

Both have been circulating on this list.
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