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Blingbring, an enhanced and modernized version of Bring's thesaurus (1930)

Sven Casper Bring 1902


Brings tesaurus


The preface of Sven Casper Bring's Svenskt ordförråd ordnat i begreppsklasser [The Swedish vocabulary arranged into conceptual classes](1930)

This wordlist has been modelled on P. M. Roget's »Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases». This kind of wordlist can be seen as a synonym dictionary of sorts. But each conceptual class comprises not only synonyms, but words of all kinds which are habitually used in discoursing on the kind of topics which could be subsumed under the class label concept, understood in a wide sense.

Regarding Roget's classification system, there are arguably a number of classes which ought to be merged or split. But this classification seems to have established itself solidly through many editions of Roget's work as well as German copies of it. It should also be considered an advantage that the same classification is used in such dictionaries for different languages.

Uppsala in September 1930.

S. C. Bring


Blingbring (version 0.2) is based on the content of Bring's Svenskt ordförråd ordnat i begreppsklasser [The Swedish vocabulary arranged into conceptual classes] (1930). The entries in Blingbring have been linked to the corresponding SALDO word sense entries. The linkages are ambiguous in many cases, but disambiguation is planned for future versions of Blingbring.

In the process of linking Bring to SALDO, about 13,000 entries have been removed, as either being obsolete or constituting compositional compounds.

Blingbring can be used under the license Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 International


Publikationer • Publications

  1. Lars Borin, Luis Nieto Piña, Richard Johansson (2015): Here be dragons? The perils and promises of inter-resource lexical-semantic mapping, in Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings. Semantic resources and semantic annotation for Natural Language Processing and the Digital Humanities. Workshop at NODALIDA , May 11, 13-18 2015, Vilnius, volume 112, pages 1-11 BibTeX
  2. Lars Borin, Jens Allwood, Gerard de Melo (2014): Bring vs. MTRoget: Evaluating automatic thesaurus translation, in Proceedings of LREC 2014, May 26-31, 2014 Reykjavik, Iceland BibTeX
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blingbring.txt (txt)
7.52 MB 2017-09-20 CC BY 4.0
lexicon (LMF)
42.68 MB 2021-11-09 CC BY 4.0


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