Is dog a common or proper noun?
Finally, I went back to Wiktionary – which I already knew about, but had been avoiding because its not properly structured for parsing. Thats when I stumbled across the UBY project – an amazing project which needs more recognition. The researchers have parsed the whole of Wiktionary and other sources, and compiled everything into a single unified resource. I simply extracted the Wiktionary entries and threw them into this interface! So it took a little more work than expected, but Im happy I kept at it after the first couple of blunders.
Currently, this is based on a version of wiktionary which is a few years old. I plan to update it to a newer version soon and that update should bring in a bunch of new word senses for many words (or more accurately, lemma).
Unfortunately, with the current database that runs this site, I dont have data about which senses of ~term~ are used most commonly. Ive got ideas about how to fix this but will need to find a source of “sense” frequencies. Hopefully theres enough info above to help you understand the part of speech of ~term~, and guess at its most common usage.
For those interested in a little info about this site: its a side project that I developed while working on Describing Words and Related Words. Both of those projects are based around words, but have much grander goals. I had an idea for a website that simply explains the word types of the words that you search for – just like a dictionary, but focussed on the part of speech of the words. And since I already had a lot of the infrastructure in place from the other two sites, I figured it wouldnt be too much more work to get this up and running.
Is dog a person place or thing?
A dog is considered a thing since it is not a person or place. The same goes for tail, it is neither a person or a place, but it is a thing.