OmegaWiki is a multilingual, web-based, freely available dictionary, Lately, it has been recognized as a promising lexical semantic resource for natural language processing applications, especially for crosslingual settings.

JOWKL (Java OmegaWiki Library) is an open-source, Java-based application programming interface that allows to access all information contained in OmegaWiki, such as glosses, usage examples, translations and much more.

JOWKL directly works on the OmegaWiki database dumps available at No additional preprocessing is necessary!


Downloads and further instructions how to add JOWKL as Maven dependency to your project can be found on the GitHub Project Site

The source code is provided under the Apache Software License (ASL) version 2.


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Multilingual Knowledge in Aligned Wiktionary and OmegaWiki for Translation Applications
Michael Matuschek and Christian M. Meyer and Iryna Gurevych
In: Translation: Corpora, Computation, Cognition (TC3), vol. 3, no. 1, p. 87-118, July 2013. ISSN 2193-6986.

Where the journey is headed: Collaboratively constructed multilingual Wiki-based resources
Michael Matuschek and Iryna Gurevych
In: SFB 538: Mehrsprachigkeit : Hamburger Arbeiten zur Mehrsprachigkeit, 2011.

Beyond the Synset: Synonyms in Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources
Michael Matuschek and Iryna Gurevych
In: Antti Arppe: Workshop on Computational Approaches to Synonymy at the Symposium on Re-Thinking Synonymy, p. 58-59, October 2010.

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