lexnames


DESCRIPTION
       During  WordNet development synsets are organized into forty-five lexi-
       cographer files based on  syntactic  category  and  logical  groupings.
       grind(1WN)  processes  these files and produces a database suitable for
       use with the WordNet library, interface code, and  other  applications.
       The format of the lexicographer files is described in wninput(5WN).

       A file number corresponds to each lexicographer file.  File numbers are
       encoded in several parts of the WordNet system as an efficient  way  to
       indicate  a  lexicographer file name.  The file lexnames lists the map-
       ping between file names and numbers, and can be used by programs or end
       users to correlate the two.

   File Format
       Each  line  in  lexnames contains 3 tab separated fields, and is termi-
       nated with a newline character.  The first field is the two digit deci-
       mal  integer file number.  (The first file in the list is numbered 00.)
       The second field is the name of the lexicographer file that  is  repre-
       sented by that number, and the third field is an integer that indicates
       the syntactic category of the synsets contained in the file.   This  is
       simply  a  shortcut for programs and scripts, since the syntactic cate-
       gory is also part of the lexicographer file's name.

   Syntactic Category
       The syntactic category field is encoded as follows:

              1    NOUN
              2    VERB
              3    ADJECTIVE
              4    ADVERB

   Lexicographer Files
       The names of the lexicographer files and their corresponding file  num-
       bers  are  listed below along with a brief description each file's con-
       tents.


File Number   Name                 Contents
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00            adj.all              all adjective clusters
01            adj.pert             relational adjectives (pertainyms)
02            adv.all              all adverbs
03            noun.Tops            unique beginner for nouns
04            noun.act             nouns denoting acts or actions
05            noun.animal          nouns denoting animals
06            noun.artifact        nouns denoting man-made objects
07            noun.attribute       nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
08            noun.body            nouns denoting body parts
09            noun.cognition       nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
10            noun.communication   nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
11            noun.event           nouns denoting natural events
12            noun.feeling         nouns denoting feelings and emotions
13            noun.food            nouns denoting foods and drinks
25            noun.shape           nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
26            noun.state           nouns denoting stable states of affairs
27            noun.substance       nouns denoting substances
28            noun.time            nouns denoting time and temporal relations
29            verb.body            verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
30            verb.change          verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
31            verb.cognition       verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
32            verb.communication   verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
33            verb.competition     verbs of fighting, athletic activities
34            verb.consumption     verbs of eating and drinking
35            verb.contact         verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
36            verb.creation        verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
37            verb.emotion         verbs of feeling
38            verb.motion          verbs of walking, flying, swimming
39            verb.perception      verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
40            verb.possession      verbs of buying, selling, owning
41            verb.social          verbs of political and social activities and events
42            verb.stative         verbs of being, having, spatial relations
43            verb.weather         verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering
44            adj.ppl              participial adjectives

NOTES
       The lexicographer files are not included in the WordNet database  pack-
       age.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES (UNIX)
       WNHOME              Base    directory    for   WordNet.    Default   is
                           /usr/local/WordNet-3.0.

       WNSEARCHDIR         Directory in which the WordNet  database  has  been
                           installed.  Default is WNHOME/dict.

REGISTRY (WINDOWS)
       HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WordNet\3.0\WNHome
                           Base  directory  for  WordNet.   Default is C:\Pro-
                           gram Files\WordNet\3.0.

FILES
       lexnames            list of lexicographer file names and numbers

SEE ALSO
       grind(1WN), wnintro(5WN), wndb(5WN), wninput(5WN).



WordNet 3.0                        Dec 2006                      LEXNAMES(5WN)
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