lexnames - List of WordNet lexicographer file names and numbers
During WordNet development synsets are organized into forty-five
lexicographer 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
mapping between file names and numbers, and can be used by programs or
end users to correlate the two.
Each line in lexnames contains 3 tab separated fields, and is
terminated with a newline character. The first field is the two digit
decimal integer file number. (The first file in the list is numbered
00.) The second field is the name of the lexicographer file that is
represented 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
category is also part of the lexicographer file's name.
The syntactic category field is encoded as follows:
The names of the lexicographer files and their corresponding file
numbers are listed below along with a brief description each file's
File Number Name Contents
The lexicographer files are not included in the WordNet database
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES (UNIX)
WNHOME Base directory for WordNet. Default is
WNSEARCHDIR Directory in which the WordNet database has been
installed. Default is WNHOME/dict.
Base directory for WordNet. Default is
lexnames list of lexicographer file names and numbers
grind(1WN), wnintro(5WN), wndb(5WN), wninput(5WN).