OmegaWiki is a multilingual, web-based, freely available dictionary. Lately, it has been recognized as a promising lexical semantic resource for natural language processing applications, especially for crosslingual settings.

JOWKL (Java OmegaWiki Library) is an open-source, Java-based application programming interface that allows to access all information contained in OmegaWiki, such as glosses, usage examples, translations and much more.

JOWKL directly works on the OmegaWiki database dumps available at No additional preprocessing is necessary!


Downloads and further instructions how to add JOWKL as Maven dependency to your project can be found on the GitHub Project Site

The source code is provided under the Apache Software License (ASL) version 2.