Over the years, many people have contributed to the development of WordNet. The project began in the Princeton University Department of Psychology, and is currently housed in the Department of Computer Science.

The WordNet team includes the following members

Recent student collaborators include:

  • Yan (Bill) Huang
  • Andrew ("Ferg") Ferg (PU '15)
  • Collin Stedman (PU '15)
  • Eric Tengi
  • Mark Tengi (PU '16)
  • Gil Walzer (PU '16)

WordNet has been supported by grants from the NSF, ARDA, DARPA, DTO, REFLEX, and the Tim Gill Foundation.

George A. Miller
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology Emeritus
George A. Miller, who began the WordNet project in the mid-1980s, passed away on July 22, 2012 at the age of 92.