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Wn: A Python Library for Wordnets

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Wn is a Python library for exploring information in wordnets. Install it from PyPI:

$ pip install wn

Then download some data and start exploring:

>>> import wn
>>> wn.download('ewn:2020')    # Install the English WordNet 2020 (only once)
Download complete (13643357 bytes)
Added ewn:2020 (English WordNet)
>>> ss = wn.synsets('win')[0]  # Get the first synset for 'win'
>>> ss.definition()            # Get the synset's definition
'be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious'

Unlike previous implementations, Wn uses a SQLite database to store wordnet data, which can make it much faster: Wn is 5x faster than the NLTK to list all English synsets, and almost 20x faster if you include the startup time. Some operations, particularly path operations that require multiple SQL queries, may be slower.

Wn is also multilingual from the start. English is not the default. Instead, all wordnets are searched unless one (or more) are specified:

>>> import wn
>>> wn.synsets('chat')                      # all installed wordnets
>>> wn.synsets('chat', lgcode='en')         # limit to one language
>>> wn.synsets('chat', lexicon='ewn:2020')  # limit to one wordnet

Available Wordnets

The following wordnets are indexed by Wn and ready to be installed:

Name ID Versions Language
Open English Wordnet ewn 2019, 2020 English [en]
Princeton WordNet pwn 3.0, 3.1 English [en]
Open Multilingual Wordnet omw 1.3 multiple [mul]

The Open Multilingual Wordnet installs the following lexicons (from here) which can also be downloaded and installed independently:

Name ID Versions Language
Albanet alswn 1.3+omw Albanian [als]
Arabic WordNet (AWN v2) arbwn 1.3+omw Arabic [arb]
BulTreeBank Wordnet (BTB-WN) bulwn 1.3+omw Bulgarian [bg]
Chinese Open Wordnet cmnwn 1.3+omw Mandarin (Simplified) [zh]
Croatian Wordnet hrvwn 1.3+omw Croatian [hr]
DanNet danwn 1.3+omw Danish [da]
FinnWordNet finwn 1.3+omw Finnish [fi]
Greek Wordnet ellwn 1.3+omw Greek [el]
Hebrew Wordnet hebwn 1.3+omw Hebrew [he]
IceWordNet islwn 1.3+omw Icelandic [is]
Italian Wordnet iwn 1.3+omw Italian [it]
Japanese Wordnet jpnwn 1.3+omw Japanese [jp]
Lithuanian WordNet litwn 1.3+omw Lithuanian [lt]
Multilingual Central Repository catwn 1.3+omw Catalan [ca]
Multilingual Central Repository euswn 1.3+omw Basque [eu]
Multilingual Central Repository glgwn 1.3+omw Galician [gl]
Multilingual Central Repository spawn 1.3+omw Spanish [es]
MultiWordNet itawn 1.3+omw Italian [it]
Norwegian Wordnet nobwn 1.3+omw Norwegian (Bokmål) [nb]
Norwegian Wordnet nnown 1.3+omw Norwegian (Nynorsk) [nn]
Open Dutch WordNet nldwn 1.3+omw Dutch [nl]
OpenWN-PT porwn 1.3+omw Portuguese [pt]
plWordNet polwn 1.3+omw Polish [pl]
Romanian Wordnet ronwn 1.3+omw Romanian [ro]
Slovak WordNet slkwn 1.3+omw Slovak [sk]
sloWNet slvwn 1.3+omw Slovenian [sl]
Swedish (SALDO) swewn 1.3+omw Swedish [sv]
Thai Wordnet thawn 1.3+omw Thai [th]
WOLF (Wordnet Libre du Français) frawn 1.3+omw French [fr]
Wordnet Bahasa indwn 1.3+omw Indonesian [id]
Wordnet Bahasa zsmwn 1.3+omw Malaysian [zsm]

The project index list is defined in wn/index.toml.

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