With DiaMaNT (Diachroon seMAntisch lexicon van de Nederlandse Taal), the Dutch Language Institute is building a computational semantic lexicon that offers diachronic semantic information. It forms a semantic layer on top of GiGaNT (a computational lexicon of the Dutch language from the sixth century until now), by providing information about word meanings. DiaMaNT interrelates word forms with semantic units (concepts) and places them in time. The lexicon is a subproject of CLARIAH (Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities), a collaborative project set up to provide a digital infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities.
At the moment the Dutch Language Institute (INT) is developing a computational lexicon of the Dutch language from the sixth century up to the present. This lexicon, called GiGaNT, will be a collection of words and word groups, including named entities (names of persons, places, organisations), showing every possible variant of spelling and form.
The lexicon has two main modules: GiGaNT Hilex, the historical lexicon component and GiGaNT Molex, the modern lexicon component, containing materials from the INT corpora.
The basic modules of GiGaNT Hilex have been made available through a lexicon service. If you would like to make use of this service, please contact Katrien Depuydt.
GiGaNT Molex version 1.0 has been released and is available for download.
NT2Lex is a lexical database for Dutch as a foreign language (NT2) that includes frequency distributions of words observed in texts graded along the six-level scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Available for online search and for download.
CELEX and WebCelex
WebCelex is a webbased interface to the CELEX lexical databases of English, Dutch and German.
CELEX was developed as a joint enterprise of the University of Nijmegen, the Institute for Dutch Lexicology in Leiden, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, and the Institute for Perception Research in Eindhoven. For each language, the database contains detailed information on: orthography (variations in spelling, hyphenation), phonology (phonetic transcriptions, variations in pronunciation, syllable structure, primary stress), morphology (derivational and compositional structure, inflectional paradigms), syntax (word class, word class-specific subcategorizations, argument structures) and word frequency (summed word and lemma counts, based on recent and representative text corpora).
The Dutch CELEX Data and subsets thereof are available at ELRA (charges apply)
- Download page CELEX Dutch lexical database - Complete set
- Download page CELEX Dutch lexical database - Derivational Morphology Subset
- Download page CELEX Dutch lexical database - Frequency Subset
- Download page CCELEX Dutch lexical database - Inflectional Morphology Subset
- Download page CELEX Dutch lexical database - Orthography Subset
- Download page CELEX Dutch lexical database - Phonology Subset
- Download page CELEX Dutch lexical database - Syntax Subset
The BasiLex Lexicon contains all lemmas from the BasiLex Corpus with additional information. The BasiLex Corpus (11.5 million words) is an annotated collection of texts written for children in the age from four to twelve years.
- Version 1.0 (2015)
- Tellings, A., Hulsbosch, M., Vermeer, A. & van den Bosch, A. (2015). BasiLex: an 11.5-million words corpus of Dutch texts written for children. Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands Journal 4, 191-208
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The BasiScript Lexicon contains all lemmas from the BasiScript Corpus with additional information. The BasiScript Corpus (9 million words) is an annotated collection of texts written by children in the age from four to twelve years.
DuOMAn Subjectivity Lexicon
The DuOMAn Subjectivity Lexicon is a collection of about 9000 verbs, adverbs, nouns and adjectives marked with a (very) negative, neutral or (very) positive sentiment value.
Diachroon seMantisch lexicon van de Nederlandse Taal - DiaMaNT
The DiaMaNT lexicon is a computational semantical lexicon that offers diachronical semantical information. It is built as a layer on top of GiGaNT, by adding semantic information. The lexicon links word forms to concepts and places these on a time scale.
==Referentienbestand Nederlands (RBN) ==*[ The RBN is a collection of ca. 50,000 frequently used Dutch words, enriched with linguistic information.
Referentiebestand Belgisch-Nederlands (RBBN)
The RBBN is a collection of 4.000 words and expressions that are typical for Belgian Dutch.
A lexical database consisting of over 200,000 entries and over 640,000 word forms, enriched with part of speech, complementation type, semantic type, and phonological information.
ISLA: Idiomatic expressions for Second Language Acquisition
The ISLA project ( has a collection of about 400 idiomatic expressions and their meaning.
DuELME is a lexicon of more than 5,000 Dutch multiple-word expressions.
Expressions with the same syntactic pattern are divided into so-called Equivalence Classes, which makes it possible to integrate the lexicon with minimal manual effort into an NLP system. The lexicon has been developed within the framework of the IRME project.
INT IMPACT NE-lexicon
The INT IMPACT NE Lexicon is an elaborate set of enriched historical Dutch locations, person names and organisations. All locations and organizations are linked to a manually verified modern lemma, and, where applicable, to possible alternative names. Person names are manually annotated with structural information (e.g. ‘givenname’, ‘surname’, etc.), linked to possible variants and to possible matches in the German PND. All entries are linked to their source file, date and image location.
Polderland Dutch General Lexicon
The Polderland Dutch General Lexicon contains 400,463 Dutch words, comprising 236,369 nouns, 90,882 adjectives, 69,744 verbs, 2,120 adverbs, and 1,348 items from other categories (pronouns, determiners, articles, adpositions, conjunctions, numerals, etc.). It complies with the official Dutch Spelling (2005/6). The lexicon contains an ID, word form, lemma and part of speech.
Polderland Dutch Lexicon of Abbreviations and Acronyms
The Polderland Dutch Lexicon of Abbreviations and Acronym contains 2,180 Dutch abbreviations and acronyms. It complies with the official Dutch Spelling (2005/6). Each entry consists of an ID, word form, lemma and part of speech.
OMBI Arabic-Dutch is a bilingual lexicon with Arabic as source language and Dutch as target language.
OMBI Dutch-Arabic is a bilingual lexicon with Dutch as source language and Arabic as target language.
OMBI Dutch-Danish is a bilingual lexicon with Dutch as source language and Danish as target language.