man uniqbeg () - unique beginners for noun hierarchies


uniqbeg - unique beginners for noun hierarchies


All of the WordNet noun synsets are organized into hierarchies. Each synset is part of at least one hierarchy, headed by a synset called a unique beginner. All of these synsets originate in the lexicographer file noun.Tops. From any noun synset, except a unique beginner, the hypernym pointers can be traced up to one of the following synsets:

{ entity, physical thing (that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own physical existence (living or nonliving)) }

{ psychological_feature, (a feature of the mental life of a living organism) }

{ abstraction, (a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples) }

{ state, (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state") }

{ event, (something that happens at a given place and time) }

{ act, human_action, human_activity, (something that people do or cause to happen) }

{ group, grouping, (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit) }

{ possession, (anything owned or possessed) }

{ phenomenon, (any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning) }


The lexicographer files are not included in the WordNet database package.


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