HyperDic: new

English > What's new in HyperDic 3?

Version 3.1 of the HyperDic hyper-dictionary of English, published in 2012, still builds on the popular features of HyperDic from 2001, augmented with enhancements from the later versions.

In the current version, HyperDic has been updated with the WordNet 3.1 databases. The Spanish and Catalan data has been expanded with wordnets from the Multilingual Central Repository (MCR), covering 36,347 Spanish and 46,335 Catalan words.

The previous version 3.0 of the HyperDic, introduced some new features:

Open Search Installation

You can now use the link labelled "Install", next to the WordSense search button, to install HyperDic search directly in your browser. This feature is supported by almost all newer browsers.

Semantically tagged definitions

The word definitions (or glosses) now include hyperlinks to the disambiguated word senses, derived from the Princeton WordNet Gloss Corpus (© 2008 Princeton University).

Spanish and Catalan

HyperDic 3.0 integrated approx. 5000 core Spanish and Catalan wordsets from the short versions of the Spanish and the Catalan WordNets in the Global WordNet Association Grid.

These wordsets were originally linked to WordNet 1.6, but here, they were remapped to WordNet 3.0, and automatically interlinked through the newer WordNet relations.

Relation labels

Already in the first version, HyperDic introduced new relation labels like Broader/Narrower instead of Hypernyms/Hyponyms, in order to make these concepts easier to understand. This trend continued in HyperDic 2, where a number of small relations across different parts of speech were relabelled with the grammatical category of the target words.

Now, in version 3, the Head/Satellite relation for adjectives has been relabelled Broader/Narrower, in analogy with the Hypernym relation. This can potentially lead to a deeper adjective hierarchy, which would bring the semantic organisation of adjectives more in line with the nouns and verbs.

Page layout

Next to each related word, HyperDic now shows a short definition. This helps the reader to distinguish between different senses of the same word, and better choose which links to follow.

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