LINGUIST List 31.1679

Tue May 19 2020

Software: English WordNet 2020 Released

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 17-Apr-2020
From: John McCrae <>
Subject: English WordNet 2020 Released
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The English WordNet team is happy to announce the 2020 release of the English WordNet. English WordNet is a fork of the Princeton WordNet and is fully backwards-compatible with the Princeton WordNet.

This version of WordNet includes ~15,000 improvements over the previous version including the addition of over 2,000 new synsets with over 3,000 lemmas.

The English WordNet is available in three formats

* WordNet LMF
* RDF based on the OntoLex-Lemon model
* Princeton WordNet Database Files (for backwards compatibility)

In addition, a search and linked data interface is available at where the resources can be downloaded.

This resource is released under the Creative Commons Attribution license and is developed as an open source project in GitHub. We are always keen to have more contributions so please contribute on GitHub at

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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