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map-backed dictionary problems

2008-06-24
2013-04-29
  • mikewertheim
    mikewertheim
    2008-06-24

    Hello,

    I am a new JWNL user.  I have managed to get JWNL working using a file-backed dictionary.  Now I want to move to a map-backed dictionary, but have run into problems.

    On Windows XP, I used DictionaryToMap to build the map-based dictionary files.  I then tried to start up JWNL with jwnl_map_properties.xml, and it failed while trying to read the noun index.

    Digging into it, I see that the actual exception is a java.io.EOFException, which happens when MapBackedDIctionary.loadDictFile() calls PrincetonObjectDictionaryFile.readObject().  So the dictionary file is corrupt.

    Does anyone have clear instructions on how to build the map-backed dictionary files?

    Alternatively, if anyone has successfully built the map-backed dictionary files, would it be ok to post them online so that we don't all have to go through this build process?