June 1, 2004
At the upcoming June 1 meeting, Keith Alcock will present an application he has been working
on called "WordNet Relationship Browser" and its underlying database called
"WordNet C Database." WordNet is "a lexical database for the English
language" produced by the Princeton Cognitive Science Laboratory and described in detail
"WordNet C Database" is an optimized version of the database which has been transformed
into C code and compiled. It provides a high-performance API for the "WordNet
Relationship Browser" which allows users to navigate relationship trees and graphs.
A sneak preview screen shot
is available from http://www.keithalcock.com. The presentation will
include familiar topics of code generation, Smalltalk, unit testing, iterators, and more.
Keith Alcock is a local software developer with a wide range of experience and a special
interest in language technology, an area in which he works both as a consultant and student.
An HTML version of the PowerPoint slides is available.
You can try out the WordNet Relationship Browser software by downloading it
from my homepage near the bottom.
Please note that the software will work best (perhaps at all) under Windows XP.
Send me an email if you get errors about missing DLLs, especially if you are using older
versions of Windows. Even though the software is highly optimized, it will take some
patience to run on even a 1GHz machine.