English thesaurus and dictionary. Quickly find synonyms,related words,antonyms and definitions.
*WordNet dictionary (lexical thesaurus)
English thesaurus and dictionary. Quickly find synonyms,related words,antonyms and definitions. This app will help you to search a WordNet lexical database. The resulting network of meaningfully related words and concepts can be navigated with this app.
*What is WordNet?
WordNet is a lexical database for the English language.
It groups English words into sets of synonyms called synsets, provides short, general definitions, and records the various semantic relations between these synonym sets.
The purpose is twofold: to produce a combination of dictionary and thesaurus that is more intuitively usable, and to support automatic text analysis and artificial intelligence applications.
WordNet was created and is being maintained at the Cognitive Science Laboratory of Princeton University.
WordNet superficially resembles a thesaurus, in that it groups words together based on their meanings.
However, there are some important distinctions. First, WordNet interlinks not just word forms(strings of letters) but specific senses of words.
As a result, words that are found in close proximity to one another in the network are semantically disambiguated.
Second, WordNet labels the semantic relations among words, whereas the groupings of words in a thesaurus does not follow any explicit pattern other than meaning similarity.