The Wordnet Interface

WordNet is an online lexical reference system whose design is inspired by current psycholinguistic theories of human lexical memory. English nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept. Different relations link the synonym sets.

WordNet was developed by the Cognitive Science Laboratory at Princeton University under the direction of Professor George A. Miller (Principal Investigator).

We have built a Linguistic Watermark compliant interface for this resource wrapping the java JWNL library written by John Didion.

Current version of this interface is able to handle Wordnet 1.6, 1.7.x and 2.0 (sorry, no 2.1 at the moment :-) ) lexical databases.

 WordnetInterface Interface's Linguistic Watermark

The Wordnet Interface is an implementation of the LinguisticWatermark package.

It is a LinguisticInterface, implementing the conceptualizedLR, the TaxonomicalLR, the LRWithGlosses and the WholeWordToggling interfaces


** WordnetInterface 2.0 for LinguisticWatermark 1.0 (Ontoling 2.0)

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Installation Instructions


Authors: Armando Stellato
Current contact: Armando Stellato (
Institution: AI Research Group, Dept. of Computer Science, Systems and Production, University of Roma, Tor Vergata

 Level of Support

The Wordnet Interface is completed as it is, and should be only updated to reflect changes in the Linguistic Watermark package or changes in the Wordnet database format. Please send questions and comments to Armando Stellato, writing "[LinguisticWatermark]: " at the beginning of the subject.


The Wordnet Interface and its source code are freely available under the open source Mozilla Public License.