Cornetto is a lexical resource for Dutch and includes both the data of RBN (Referentie bestand Nederlands) and DWN (Dutch WordNet). It includes a set of lexical entries (LEs) and a set of synsets related to each other. It can be seen as a combination of a dictionary and a thesaurus.
The data can be accessed in one of the following ways:
Simple Search for Lexical Entries
Just type a word and look up the meaning of the lexical entries and their (morpho)-syntactic, semantic and combinatorial properties. If you scroll down you can see also their place in the synset hierarchy.
Advanced Search for Lexical Entries
Permits you to select specific lexical entries from the resource by choosing and combining its linguistic properties.
Look up a word and get it visualized in a wordnet structure.
The descriptions of the different screens in this document are also available under the HELP button of each indivual search modus.
- A wordnet groups lexical entries into sets of synonyms called synsets. It records relations between these
synsets of which the most important are hypernym and hyponym relations. Hypernym relations point at
broader concepts (e.g. animal is a hypernym of horse) and hyponym relations point at narrower
concepts (e.g. rose is a hyponym of plant.)
- A synset is a set of lexical entries that are synonyms of each other. Synsets are the basic units of a
wordnet and they are linked to each other by all kinds of relations.
- A lexical entry is a combination of a word and its meaning. So, the Dutch word toren in its meaning of a
building (tower) is one lexical entry and toren in its meaning of chess piece (rook) is another one.
- TIP if you want to know more about the linguistic concepts you find, then please move your cursor over
the field names to find an explanation. For more details, go to the Cornetto User Documentation (pp. 8-