SyntagNet is now out: a large lexical-semantic combination Knowledge Base

 *SyntagNet*, a resource with *88,000 lexical-semantic combinations*, is
now out!

We are proud to announce that *SyntagNet 1.0 *( is now
available for download at Developed at the
Sapienza NLP group (, the multilingual Natural
Language Processing group at the Sapienza University of Rome, SyntagNet is
a *manually-curated large-scale lexical-semantic combination database *which
associates pairs of concepts with pairs of co-occurring words. The goal of
SyntagNet is to capture sense distinctions evoked by *syntagmatic relations*
(e.g. mouse.n.1 and squeak.v.1 vs mouse.n.2 and click.n.4), hence providing
information which *complements the essentially paradigmatic knowledge *shared
by currently available Lexical Knowledge Bases such as WordNet. Its main
features are:


   *Wide coverage*, with *78,000 noun-verb and noun-noun lexical
   combinations *extracted from the English Wikipedia
   <> and the British National Corpus

   *High-quality*, *fully manual disambiguation *for all of the lexical
   combinations, according to the WordNet <>
   3.0 sense inventory.

   A resulting *Lexical Knowledge Base made up of 88,019 semantic
   combinations *linking *20,626 WordNet 3.0 unique synsets *with a
   relation edge.

   A *user-friendly web interface *for looking up terms and their
   lexical-semantic combinations, with complete linkage to BabelNet
   <> 4.0.

And much more! Please check out our EMNLP 2019 paper:

M. Maru, F. Scozzafava, F. Martelli, R. Navigli. SyntagNet: Challenging
Supervised Word Sense Disambiguation with Lexical-Semantic Combinations
<>, Proc. of EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019

or for more details!

*SyntagRank*, a *state-of-the-art knowledge-based Word Sense Disambiguation
system *which uses SyntagNet to perform disambiguation in *five
languages *(English,
French, German, Italian and Spanish) is also available from the same
website (will be *demoed at ACL 2020*!).

*SyntagNet *is an output of the MOUSSE ERC Consolidator Grant
<> No. 726487 and of the ELEXIS
<> project
No. 731015 under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme. Babelscape <> proudly developed the online
interface and API, and provides the infrastructure for maintaining the


The Sapienza NLP group

Roberto Navigli
Dipartimento di Informatica
Sapienza University of Rome
Viale Regina Elena 295b (building G, second floor)
00161 Roma Italy
Phone: +39 0649255161 - Fax: +39 06 49918301
Home Page:
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