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NLTK corpus: Find the definition and examples of a given word using WordNet

NLTK corpus: Exercise-6 with Solution

Write a Python NLTK program to find the definition and examples of a given word using WordNet.

From Wikipedia,
WordNet is a lexical database for the English language. It groups English words into sets of synonyms called synsets, provides short definitions and usage examples, and records a number of relations among these synonym sets or their members. WordNet can thus be seen as a combination of dictionary and thesaurus. While it is accessible to human users via a web browser, its primary use is in automatic text analysis and artificial intelligence applications. The database and software tools have been released under a BSD style license and are freely available for download from the WordNet website. Both the lexicographic data (lexicographer files) and the compiler (called grind) for producing the distributed database are available.

Sample Solution:

Python Code :

from nltk.corpus import wordnet 
syns = wordnet.synsets("fight")
print("Defination of the said word:")
print(syns[0].definition())
print("\nExamples of the word in use::")
print(syns[0].examples())

Sample Output:

Defination of the said word:
a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

Examples of the word in use::
['Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga', 'he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement']

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