The Ancient Greek WordNet is an on-going collaboration between the Center for Hellenic Studies and the University of Exeter, under the joint direction of William Michael Short, Alexander Forte, and James Tauber, to create a comprehensive lexico-semantic database of the Greek language. It is intended to model Greek's semantic system as fully and accurately as possible, in a form that is machine-interpretable and machine-actionable, and thus suitable to NLP applications of different kinds, especially in the area of natural language understanding.
Adopting methodology from cognitive linguistics, this project also seeks to provide the lexicographical basis for the wider study of metaphor and metonymy across languages, and forms part of the Lexicon Translaticium Graecum et Latinum. The diachronic orientation of the database begins with the language of Mycenaean and of the Homeric epics, with planned chronological extension into the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods.
This project builds on, and extends, original work by Harry Diakoff and Federico Boschetti under the auspices of the Alpheios Project.
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An intuitive RESTful API makes data of the Greek WordNet easily available on the Web or in JSON format. The complete index of the WordNet is accessible at: greekwordnet.chs.harvard.edu/api/index/. To get information for a specific word, use: greekwordnet.chs.harvard.edu/api/lemmas/<lemma>/<pos>/<morpho>, where <morpho> is an optional string specifying the morphological characteristics of the lemma. Lemmatization and translation services are also available. Click 'API' to view the complete API reference.