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

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Thu Dec 11 15:03:20 UTC 2008

Hi Steve,

on Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:44:57 +0100, you wrote:

> 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.

Do you happen to know Norberto, he emailed that he made an object model in  
Squeak some time ago. Perhaps he can find it and send it to me over the  


P.S. suggestions for a WordNet browser GUI in Squeak, anybody ?

> Steve
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 1:30 PM, Klaus D. Witzel 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
>> --
>> "If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it".
>> Albert Einstein

"If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it".  
Albert Einstein

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