The exciting, commercial-grade WordNet API.

Yawni is a pure Java object-oriented interface to the WordNet database of lexical relationships. This is the project formerly known as “JWordNet”.


  • Very fast with a small memory foot print
  • Simple, intuitive, and well documented API
  • Facilitates access to all aspects of WordNet data and algorithms
  • All required resources can load from jars making deployment a snap
  • Easy Apache Maven-based build with minimal dependencies
  • Extensive unit tests provide peace of mind (and great examples!)
  • Commercial-friendly Apache 2.0 license

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