WordNet in Freebase!
          Jamie Taylor

Freebase User Group - January 2010
Freebase is a community managed,
       semantic database

 We understand a Topic through its
    relationship to other To...
...understand words in much the
           same way
cheese
Reuben    burger
                      burger




                           sub
                    hero         g...
But "torpedo" also means...
                       armament



       sub
hero         grinder
                           ...
Word Sense
•   Polysemous words
    •   words with multiple meanings
    •   belong to multiple synsets
•   Synsets
    • ...
WordNet
•   Started in 1985
    •   At by George Miller at Princeton

•   148,729 Words
•   117,659 Synsets
•   Currently ...
McDouble
       Reuben                          cheese
                          burger       burger

              Italia...
WordNet Relations
•   hypernym/hyponym
•   meronym/holonym (part-whole)
•   cause
•   entailment
•   instance
•   antonym
Next Steps
•   Connect Wordnet to Freebase
    •   Synsets to Topics and Types
        •   Connections to Properties(?)

•...
Resources

Schema:
     http://wordnet.freebase.com


Explorer App:
    http://wordnet.freebaseapps.com
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Wordnet in Freebase

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WordNet is now available as a part of Freebase. The presentation gives a very brief overview of the WordNet model and identifies the next steps involved in connecting Freebase Topics to WordNet synsets.

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Wordnet in Freebase

  1. 1. WordNet in Freebase! Jamie Taylor Freebase User Group - January 2010
  2. 2. Freebase is a community managed, semantic database We understand a Topic through its relationship to other Topics "Bolt" "Disney" "Bolt" "Wisconsin" produced by contained by
  3. 3. ...understand words in much the same way
  4. 4. cheese Reuben burger burger sub hero grinder snack sandwich torpedo food
  5. 5. But "torpedo" also means... armament sub hero grinder submarine torpedo aerial torpedo torpedo
  6. 6. Word Sense • Polysemous words • words with multiple meanings • belong to multiple synsets • Synsets • Sets of words that are synonyms • ~ Concepts • ~ Topics (& Types)
  7. 7. WordNet • Started in 1985 • At by George Miller at Princeton • 148,729 Words • 117,659 Synsets • Currently on version 3.0 • Global WordNet Association "Grid"
  8. 8. McDouble Reuben cheese burger burger Italian sloppy joe sub hero grinder Cuban torpedo wedge club BLT butty synsets v. neighborhoods
  9. 9. WordNet Relations • hypernym/hyponym • meronym/holonym (part-whole) • cause • entailment • instance • antonym
  10. 10. Next Steps • Connect Wordnet to Freebase • Synsets to Topics and Types • Connections to Properties(?) • Connect Freebase and Wordnik • Enhanced WordNet • Stanford's Augmented Wordnet • Map WordNet 2 to WordNet 3 in Freebase • Global WordNet Association's Global WordNet Grid
  11. 11. Resources Schema: http://wordnet.freebase.com Explorer App: http://wordnet.freebaseapps.com
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