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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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