[squeak-dev] A browser for the WordNet lexical db in Smalltalk, anybody?

Steven Elkins sgelkins at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 10:44:57 UTC 2008

Hi Klaus,

This is a great idea!  I'll be glad to test anything you create.
Unfortunately I don't have any time for development.


On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 1:30 PM, Klaus D. Witzel <klaus.witzel at cobss.com> wrote:
> Hi list,
> has anyone started with/plans for a browser for a WordNet lexical db in
> Smalltalk? I checked their Prolog formatted files,
> - http://wordnet.princeton.edu/obtain
> actually read them into a Squeak .image; they need only a handful of
> memory MB (7.5, strings as yet not symbolized) plus less than 10MB of disk
> space if gloss texts would be stored in the .changes file.
> Also, if anyone already has (or had) ideas for a GUI for a WordNet browser
> in Squeak please let me know (!) I cannot say I like their basic Web
> interface (it has nothing that a Smalltalk browser offers)
> -
> http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?o0=1&o1=1&r=1&s=small+talk&i=1&h=100#c
> and think that can be done better for local use, for example in class
> rooms (and of course when authoring documentation for Squeak ;) but,
> unlikely for the OLPC because of the footprint.
> Thanks in advance for your feedback.
> /Klaus
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