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 …

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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  • 1. WordNet in Freebase! Jamie Taylor Freebase User Group - January 2010
  • 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. ...understand words in much the same way
  • 4. cheese Reuben burger burger sub hero grinder snack sandwich torpedo food
  • 5. But "torpedo" also means... armament sub hero grinder submarine torpedo aerial torpedo torpedo
  • 6. Word Sense • Polysemous words • words with multiple meanings • belong to multiple synsets • Synsets • Sets of words that are synonyms • ~ Concepts • ~ Topics (& Types)
  • 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. McDouble Reuben cheese burger burger Italian sloppy joe sub hero grinder Cuban torpedo wedge club BLT butty synsets v. neighborhoods
  • 9. WordNet Relations • hypernym/hyponym • meronym/holonym (part-whole) • cause • entailment • instance • antonym
  • 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. Resources Schema: http://wordnet.freebase.com Explorer App: http://wordnet.freebaseapps.com