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CNTLIST(5WN)		    WordNettm File Formats		  CNTLIST(5WN)

       cntlist	-  file	 listing number	of times each tagged sense occurs in a
       semantic	concordance, sorted most to least frequently tagged

       cntlist.rev - file listing number of times each tagged sense occurs  in
       a semantic concordance, sorted by sense key

       A  cntlist  file	 for  a	semantic concordance lists the number of times
       each semantically tagged	sense occurs in	the concordance	and its	 sense
       number in the WordNet database.	Each line in the file corresponds to a
       sense in	the WordNet database  to  which	 at  least  one	 semantic  tag
       points.	 Only  senses that are tagged in a concordance are in the con-
       cordance's cntlist file.

   WordNet Database cntlist File
       In the WordNet database,	words are assigned sense numbers based on fre-
       quency of use in	semantically tagged corpora.  The cntlist file used by
       grind(1WN) to build the WordNet database	and assign the	sense  numbers
       is  a union of the cntlist files	from the various semantic concordances
       that were formerly released by  Princeton  University.	This  combined
       cntlist	file  is provided with the WordNet package and is found	in the
       WNSEARCHDIR directory.

       The cntlist.rev file is used at run-time	by the	WordNet	 library  code
       and  browser  interfaces	 to  print in the output display the number of
       times each sense	has been tagged.

   File	Format
       Each line in a cntlist file contains information	for  one  sense.   The
       file is ordered from most to least frequently tagged sense.  The	fields
       are separated by	one space, and each line is terminated with a  newline
       character.   Senses having the same tag_cnt value are listed in reverse
       alphabetical order of the lemma field of	the sense_key.

       Each line in cntlist is of the form:

	      tag_cnt  sense_key  sense_number

       where tag_cnt is	the decimal number of times the	sense is tagged	in the
       corresponding  semantic	concordance.  sense_key	is a WordNet sense en-
       coding and sense_number is a WordNet sense number as described in

       The cntlist.rev file contains the same fields described above,  in  the
       following order:

	      sense_key	 sense_number  tag_cnt

       Princeton  no  longer  maintains	 or  releases the Semantic Concordance
       files.  The cntlist file	used to	order the senses in  WordNet  3.0  was
       generated  from	the  Semantic Concordance files	at the point that they
       were last updated in 2001.  In general, the order of  senses  presented
       usually	reflects what the user would expect, however sense ordering is
       now less	reliable than in prior releases	and should not be construed as
       an accurate indicator of	frequency of use.

       WNHOME		   Base	 directory  for	 WordNet.  Default is /usr/lo-

       WNSEARCHDIR	   Directory in	which the WordNet  database  has  been
			   installed.  Default is WNHOME/dict.

			   Base	 directory  for	 WordNet.   Default is C:\Pro-
			   gram	Files\WordNet\3.0.

			   User's default browser options.

       cntlist,	cntlist.rev
			   file	 of  combined  semantic	 concordance   cntlist
			   files.   Used  to  assign  sense numbers in WordNet

       grind(1WN), wnintro(5WN), senseidx(5WN).

WordNet	3.0			   Dec 2006			  CNTLIST(5WN)


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