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Wiktionary Parser Update

in Lexicography, Programming

The Wiktionary parser (Wikparser), a small tool able to extract specific information from Wiktionary entries, has been updated to version 0.2c. It can now be used to extract hypernyms. Unfortunately, hypernyms are under-represented in Wiktionary. If you’re working on English, you’d be better served by Wordnet.

Wikparser – A Wiktionary Text Parser

in Lexicography, Programming

Perhaps you need an easy and quick way to extract specific information from a Wiktionary entry, such as a word’s part of speech or definitions? While Wikimedia’s API allows you to retrieve text-only entries for a given word, it doesn’t allow you to target a specific subsection of the entries. This is where the Wikparser […]


Installing a local copy of Wiktionary (MySQL)

in Lexicography

For my lexicographic research, I chose to use Wiktionary because it’s one of the very few online dictionaries that allows you to extract information from its database. Even better, however, is that the Wikimedia Foundation regularly makes dumps of each of its projects available to the public free of charge. These dumps are available as […]