MultiWordNet is a multilingual lexical
database in which the Italian WordNet is
strictly aligned with Princeton WordNet 1.6.
The Italian synsets are created in correspondence
with the Princeton WordNet synsets, whenever
possible, and semantic relations are imported
from the corresponding English synsets;
i.e., we assume that if there are two synsets
in PWN and a relation holding between them,
the same relation holds between the corresponding
synsets in Italian. While the project stresses
the usefulness of a strict alignment between
wordnets of different languages, the multilingual
hierarchy implemented is able to represent
true lexical idiosyncrasies between languages,
such as lexical gaps and denotation differences.
The information contained in the database
can be browsed through the MultiWordNet
browser, which facilitates the comparison
of the lexica of the aligned languages.
The MultiWordNet browser also allows for
the access to the Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Romanian and Latin WordNets, made available by courtesy of the TALP Group at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain), the NLX-Group at the University of Lisbon (Portugal), the Computational Linguistic Group at the University of Haifa (Israel), the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi (Romania), and University of Verona (Italy) respectively.
Although the Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Romanian and Latin WordNets are compatible
with the MultiWordNet model, these wordnets are not part
of the MultiWordNet distribution.