LINGUIST List 27.2372

Fri May 27 2016

FYI: GermaNet Release 11.0

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 25-May-2016
From: Marie Hinrichs <>
Subject: GermaNet Release 11.0
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We are happy to announce the availability of a new version of GermaNet (release 11.0).

GermaNet is a lexical-semantic net that relates German nouns, verbs, and adjectives semantically by grouping lexical units that express the same concept into synsets and by defining semantic relations between these synsets. GermaNet has much in common with the English WordNet ( and can be viewed as an on-line thesaurus or a light-weight ontology.

GermaNet has been developed and maintained within various projects by the research group for General and Computational Linguistics (Director: Prof. Dr. Erhard Hinrichs) at the University of Tübingen since 1997.

The most important extensions to this GermaNet release compared to the previous release are:

1: New synsets and lexical units for all word classes (adjectives, nouns, and verbs) have been added, resulting in 11,000 additional lexical units.

2: New relations between synsets have been added.

For information about technical details and licensing, please consult the project home page:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): German (deu)

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