[R] problem loading WordNet into R

Bob Green bgreen at dyson.brisnet.org.au
Tue Sep 30 13:27:25 CEST 2008


I am hoping someone can assist me with a problem I have trying to 
load the WordNet dictionary into R. Below is the error
message I receive:

 > library(wordnet)
 > initDict()
Warning message:
In initDict() :
cannot find WordNet 'dict' directory: please set the environment 
variable WNHOME to its parent

I have entered the Variable value via: control -> panel -> system -> 
system properties -> advanced -> environment

Variable Name = WNHOME
variable value = C:\Program Files\R\WordNet-3.0\

I have checked this via the Command prompt window:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\>echo %WNHOME%
C:\Program Files\R\WordNet3.0\

I have also checked that the file path is correct:

C:\>cd C:\Program Files\R\
C:\Program Files\R> cd C:\Program Files\R\WordNet3.0\
C:\Program Files\R\WordNet3.0> cd C:\Program Files\R\WordNet3.0\dict
C:\Program Files\R\WordNet3.0\dict>

Any assistance is much appreciated



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