WordNet.Net Open Source WordNet Library for .Net


Welcome to the home page for the WordNet.Net library - the .Net Framework library for WordNet.  The initial source release was on 6 June 2005.  This library is maintained and managed by Troy SimpsonMalcolm Crowe is the author of the legacy library code which is now superceded by several WordNet database versions and library enhancements/bug fixes.

Journal and article writers, please reference the WordNet library as:

Simpson T., Crowe M., 2005, WordNet.Net http://opensource.ebswift.com/WordNet.Net

WordNet.Net Treeview Sample



Simplified Database Available

Geo Massar has kindly provided a simplified database for easier application development.  The file can be downloaded directly from this site here:

You can find more information about this simplified database and discuss it with Geo in the forum.  Geo is forum member 'KawaGeo'.

Other Links

  • Multilingual WordNet - Samuel Chong has compiled a comprehensive list of multilingual WordNet databases

Project Links

Bug TrackerBug Tracker


  1. WordNet 3.0
  2. Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0
  3. Visual Studio 2005 or SharpDevelop 2 or above
  4. WordNet.Net Project, Article and Journal Citations

    My work on the WordNet.Net library has been cited in the following publications and projects:

    Note that references vary, but ALL references that refer to this site or have used the library called WordNet.Net from 2005 onward is my rewrite of Malcolm's original work and therefore is relevant to this site and can be attributed to both Malcolm and myself. A number of publishers have taken my work without proper referencing.

    1. Seamlessly integrating service discovery into UML requirements processes
    2. WordNet-based semantic similarity measurement
    3. SharpNLP
    4. Increase the efficiency of English-Chinese sentence alignment: target range restriction and empirical selection of stop words
    5. A new unsupervised method for document clustering by using WordNet lexical and conceptual relations
    6. Automatic Prediction of Item Difficulty Based on Semantic Similarity Measures
    7. Ontology Based Semantic Integration of Heterogeneous Geographical Information Systems
    8. Personalizing Entity Detection and Recommendation with a Fusion of Web Log Mining Techniques
    9. Automation of webpage quality determination
    10. Concept-Based Semantic Annotation, Indexing and Retrieval of Office-Like Document Units
    11. Mining API Mapping for Language Migration
    12. The semantic component library system expansion with ontology reasoning
    13. Semantic memory as a basis for Control chatterbot
    14. Sentence and Word Alignment of English-Chinese Paragraphs with Lexical Translations
    15. A Tool for Semantic Integration of Geographic Ontologies
    16. Discovering Web Services to Specify More Complete System Requirements
    17. TWET Web Mashup
    18. Draw Me a Storyboard: Incorporating Principles and Techniques of Comics to Ease Communication and Artefact Creation in User-Centred Design
    19. VisualBee
    20. A Frequent Concepts Based Document Clustering Algorithm
    21. Using Filtered Second Order Co-occurrence Matrix to Improve the Traditional Co-occurrence Model
    22. ai8ball Question & Answer System
    23. Using WordNet-based semantic similarity measurement in External Plagiarism Detection
    24. Ontology-based annotation recommender for learning material using contextual analysis
    25. Regression Test Selection Techniques for Test-Driven Development
    26. SRL-GSM: A Hybrid Approach based on Semantic Role Labeling and General Statistic Method for Text Summarization
    27. A Multi-level Disambiguation Framework for Gene Name Normalization
    28. Clustering of Web Services Based on Semantic Similarity
    29. Similarity Used In The Identification Of The Need To Refactoryze An Ontology
    30. ASKME: Adaptive and Self-evolving Knowledge-base for Mobile Environments
    31. Multi-document extraction based Summarization
    32. Semantic-Based Grouping of Search Engine Results
    33. QASYO: A Question Answering System for YAGO Ontology
    34. Discovering Remote Software Services that Satisfy Requirements: Patterns for Query Reformulation
    35. Textual Similarity: Comparing texts in order to discover how closely they discuss the same topics
    36. Mapping Persian Words to WordNet Synsets
    37. Finding Related Micro-blogs Based on WordNet [mentioned by name in text, not in references]
    38. OntoCompare: Assertion Based Comparison of Ontologies on the Semantic Web
    39. Semantic Web: Ontology and Knowledge Base Enabled Tools, Services, and Application
    40. Accepting Inferred Student Solutions by Tutoring System in an Ill-Defined Domain
    41. Education Based Semantic Search Engine Using Web Services
    42. Enriching WordNet for Word Sense Disambiguation
    43. Measuring the sentence level similarity
    44. Ontology-based Annotation Recommender for Learning Material Using Contextual Analysis
    45. Enhancing Web Search with Semantic Identification of User Preferences
    46. Analyzing Sentiment while Accounting for Negation Scope and Strength
    47. A Registry Based Discovery Mechanism for E-Learning Web Services> [references WordNet.Net 2005 which aligns with the date of my initial release]
    48. Searching Documents with Semantically Related Keyphrases
    49. Application of Heuristic-Based Semantic Similarity Between Single-Topic Texts for the LSAT
    50. Image Labeling and Classification by Semantic Tag Analysis
    51. In Other Words: Expanding Queries with WordNet
    52. Sentiment Lexicon Creation from Lexical Resources
    53. Community Answer Summarization for Multi-Sentence Question with Group L1 Regularization
    54. R2Sim: Novel Semantic Similarity Measures for Matching between RDF Ontologies
    55. Hybrid Web Service Selection by Combining Semantic and Keyword Approaches
    56. Improved TF-IDF Ranker
    57. Assessing Students' Answers to Open Questions
    58. Task-Driven Image Retrieval Using Geographic Information
    59. Training inter-related classifiers for automatic image classification and annotation

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