with a preface by means of George Miller WordNet, an digital lexical database, is taken into account to be an important source to be had to researchers in computational linguistics, textual content research, and plenty of similar components. Its layout is galvanized by way of present psycholinguistic and computational theories of human lexical reminiscence. English nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are prepared into synonym units, every one representing one underlying lexicalized idea. diverse family members hyperlink the synonym sets.The goal of this quantity is twofold. First, it discusses the layout of WordNet and the theoretical motivations at the back of it. moment, it presents a survey of consultant functions, together with be aware feel identity, details retrieval, selectional personal tastes of verbs, and lexical chains.Contributors : Reem Al-Halimi, Robert C. Berwick, J. F. M. Burg, Martin Chodorow, Christiane Fellbaum, Joachim Grabowski, Sanda Harabagiu, Marti A. Hearst, Graeme Hirst, Douglas A. Jones, Rick Kazman, Karen T. Kohl, Shari Landes, Claudia Leacock, George A. Miller, Katherine J. Miller, Dan Moldovan, Naoyuki Nomura, Uta Priss, Philip Resnik, David St-Onge, Randee Tengi, Reind P. van de Riet, Ellen Voorhees.