Check Your Definitions for Ambiguity


This freeware script matches the English L2 definitions of a bilingual dictionary with the WordNet database (see their license and disclaimer).

Report problems to Danko.Sipka@asu.edu

You can export your L1 keywords along with their English definitions separated by either tabs, or by forward slashes, or by Unix pipes and paste them into the textbox bellow. You can have more than one definition in the same line. Everything in front of the first separator will be treated as the L1 keyword. The script will return your list with all ambiguous definitions marked with an exclamation point and with the list of different meanings your ambiguous definitions has attached at the end of each definition.

Thus, if you enter the following:

kafana/bar
preparator/taxidermist
kola/car
i.e., two ambiguous definitions (the first and the third) and one unambiguous (the second),

The following will be returned -- you can save it and correct your definitions

! kavana/bar/=> |bar|(law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried; "spectators were not allowed past the bar"|(meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter; "unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter"|a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"|a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars"|a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises|a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"|a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"|an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"|prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"|secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door"

preparator/taxidermist

! kola/car/=> |car|4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"|a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"|car suspended from an airship and carrying personnel and cargo and power plant|where passengers ride up and down; "the car was on the top floor"

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