"(of words) expressing closely related meanings"
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A relation between two concepts where concept X and concept Y are
closely related in meaning but are not in the same synset. Similarity
is a self-reciprocal link (the two directions of this relation share
the same meaning) — Concept-X is similar to Concept-Y, and Concept-Y
is similar to Concept-X.
This link was originally used to relate adjectives, but we have
unconstrained this use, and we're making use of this link to relate
Similarity can be understood as weak synonymy, opposed to the full
synonymy that all lemmas in a concept must share. As adjectives are
not structured hierarchically (hyponymy/hypernymy) like verbs or
nouns, the similarity link helps showing relations between them.
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This relation coerces PWN Similar to relation for adjectives, Verb
Group relation for verbs and EWN NEAR_SYNONYM for nouns and verbs. In
plWN Similarity relation for adjectives to nouns is a unilateral sense
relation which is why it is not given in the mappings below.
In the XML
format for Wordnet LMF the relation should be shown like
<Synset id="wn-synset-X" ili="iXYZ" partOfSpeech="x">
<Sense id="wn-sense-X" synset="wn-synset-X">
|Princeton WordNet Relation Name
Similar to and Verb Group
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