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cntlist - file listing number of times each tagged sense occurs
in a semantic concordance, sorted most to least frequently tagged
- file listing number of times each tagged sense occurs in a semantic concordance,
sorted by sense key
A cntlist file for a semantic concordance
lists the number of times each semantically tagged sense occurs in the
concordance and its sense number in the WordNet database. Each line in
the file corresponds to a sense in the WordNet database to which at least
one semantic tag points. Only senses that are tagged in a concordance
are in the concordance's cntlist file.
In the WordNet database, words are assigned sense numbers based on frequency
of use in semantically tagged corpora. The cntlist file used by grind(1WN)
to build the WordNet database and assign the sense numbers is a union
of the cntlist files from the various semantic concordances that were
formerly released by Princeton University. This combined cntlist file
is provided with the WordNet package and is found in the WNSEARCHDIR
The cntlist.rev file is used at run-time by the WordNet library
code and browser interfaces to print in the output display the number
of times each sense has been tagged.
Each line in a cntlist
file contains information for one sense. The file is ordered from most
to least frequently tagged sense. The fields are separated by one space,
and each line is terminated with a newline character. Senses having the
same tag_cnt value are listed in reverse alphabetical order of the lemma
field of the sense_key .
Each line in cntlist is of the form:
tag_cnt sense_key sense_number
where tag_cnt is the decimal number of times the sense is tagged in
the corresponding semantic concordance. sense_key is a WordNet sense
encoding and sense_number is a WordNet sense number as described in
The cntlist.rev file contains the same fields described above, in the
sense_key sense_number tag_cnt
no longer maintains or releases the Semantic Concordance files. The cntlist
file used to order the senses in WordNet 3.0 was generated from the Semantic
Concordance files at the point that they were last updated in 2001. In
general, the order of senses presented usually reflects what the user
would expect, however sense ordering is now less reliable than in prior
releases and should not be construed as an accurate indicator of frequency
- Base directory for WordNet.
Default is /usr/local/WordNet-3.0 .
- Directory in which the
WordNet database has been installed. Default is WNHOME/dict .
- Base directory for
WordNet. Default is C:\Program Files\WordNet\3.0 .
- User's default browser options.
- cntlist, cntlist.rev
- file of combined
semantic concordance cntlist files. Used to assign sense numbers in WordNet
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