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 +==== 2008-05-06 Asprey Lecture : WordNet ====
 +WordNet: An Electronic Dictionary for Humans and Computers\\
 +Christiane Fellbaum, Cognitive Science Laboratory, Princeton University
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 +May 6, 5:00PM, Rockefeller 300
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 +This talk provides an overview of the contents, structure and uses of WordNet, a large lexical database developed and maintained at Princeton. Conceived originally as a model of human semantic memory, WordNet contains information about tens of thousands of concepts that are lexicalized in English.
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 +Because of its digital format, WordNet enables automatic systems to "​understand"​ the meanings of words, to measure their semantic similarity, and to disambiguate words with multiple meanings. A powerful tool for Natural Language Processing, WordNet is used in a wide range of applications including information retrieval, question answering, machine translation and automatic reasoning and inference. New WordNets in dozens of languages open the door for cross-linguistic applications and studies of the lexicon.
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