This page offers the official Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License release of PolNet, a WordNet like lexical data base. By downloading PolNet you accept the conditions of that license.


PolNet is a WordNet like lexical data base built from scratch according to the "merge model" methodology. Its design started in 2006 and continues. The resource development procedure is based on the exploration of good traditional dictionaries of Polish and language corpora investigations (IPI PAN Corpus and domain/application oriented corpora). The DEBVisDic platform is being used for PolNet development and maintenance. The PolNet development was organized in an incremental way, starting with general and frequently used vocabulary. We selected the most frequent words found in a reference corpus of Polish language with however one important exception made for methodological reasons. The reason was that we assumed possibly early validation of the resource in a real-size application for which an application-complete vocabulary was necessary.

PolNet is an on-going project hosted by the department of Computer Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence of Adam Mickiewicz University (headed by Zygmunt Vetulani) and executed in close collaboration with the NLP team of the Faculty of Informatics of the Masaryk University in Brno (headed by Karel Pala). The project started in December 2006.


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