Department of Modern Languages
FinnWordNet – the Finnish WordNet is a lexical database for Finnish. It is a part of the FIN-CLARIN infrastructure project.
FinnWordNet contains words (nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs) grouped by meaning into synonym groups representing concepts. These synonym groups are linked to each other with relations such as hyponymy and antonymy, creating a semantic network.
FinnWordNet can be used in language technology research and applications. It can also be used interactively as an electronic thesaurus.
The first version of FinnWordNet has been created by having the words of the original English (Princeton) WordNet (version 3.0) translated into Finnish by professional translators.
The current version of FinnWordNet is 2.0, released in October 2012.
FinnWordNet is work in progress, and we would be grateful for any feedback.
FinnWordNet data can be seen in three different demos: a search interface, thesauri and translation dictionaries encoded as HFST transducers, and the visualization interface WordTies.
You can download FinnWordNet data in a couple of formats, including HFST transducers, and a modified version of the WordNet Grind program.
A list of publications about FinnWordNet.
A list of FinnWordNet project members: advisors and others.
Note on the name
The name of the resource is FinnWordNet (with a double n), not FinWordNet.