LINGUIST List 32.1605

Fri May 07 2021

FYI: GermaNet Release 16.0

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 04-May-2021
From: Marie Hinrichs <marie.hinrichsuni-tuebingen>
Subject: GermaNet Release 16.0
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**** GermaNet Release 16.0 ****

We are pleased to announce a new release of GermaNet (release 16.0).

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:

* New synsets and lexical units for all word classes have been added, resulting in 10,000 additional lexical units.

* New relations between synsets have been added.

Associated Software includes:

-- Python API
-- Java API
-- GermaNet Rover (search and semantic relatedness calculations web app)

For more details and licensing information, please visit the project home page:

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

Subject Language(s): German (deu)

Page Updated: 07-May-2021