Annotation of Regular Polysemy: An empirical assessment of the underspecified sense

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Annotation of Regular Polysemy : An empirical assessment of the underspecified sense. / Martinez Alonso, Hector.

Københavns Universitet, Det Humanistiske Fakultet, 2013. 235 s.

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportPh.d.-afhandlingForskning

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Martinez Alonso, H 2013, Annotation of Regular Polysemy: An empirical assessment of the underspecified sense. Københavns Universitet, Det Humanistiske Fakultet.

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Martinez Alonso, H. (2013). Annotation of Regular Polysemy: An empirical assessment of the underspecified sense. Københavns Universitet, Det Humanistiske Fakultet.

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Martinez Alonso H. Annotation of Regular Polysemy: An empirical assessment of the underspecified sense. Københavns Universitet, Det Humanistiske Fakultet, 2013. 235 s.

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Martinez Alonso, Hector. / Annotation of Regular Polysemy : An empirical assessment of the underspecified sense. Københavns Universitet, Det Humanistiske Fakultet, 2013. 235 s.

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