Computing an Ontological Semantics for a Natural Language Fragment

Publication: ResearchPh.D. thesis – Annual report year: 2010

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Computing an Ontological Semantics for a Natural Language Fragment. / Szymczak, Bartlomiej Antoni; Nilsson, Jørgen Fischer (Supervisor); Jensen, Per Anker (Supervisor).

Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark : Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 2010. 295 p. (IMM-PHD-2010; No. 242).

Publication: ResearchPh.D. thesis – Annual report year: 2010

Harvard

Szymczak, BA, Nilsson, JF & Jensen, PA 2010, Computing an Ontological Semantics for a Natural Language Fragment. Ph.D. thesis, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. IMM-PHD-2010, no. 242

APA

Szymczak, B. A., Nilsson, J. F., & Jensen, P. A. (2010). Computing an Ontological Semantics for a Natural Language Fragment. Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark: Technical University of Denmark (DTU). (IMM-PHD-2010; No. 242).

CBE

Szymczak BA, Nilsson JF, Jensen PA 2010. Computing an Ontological Semantics for a Natural Language Fragment. Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark: Technical University of Denmark (DTU). 295 p. (IMM-PHD-2010; No. 242).

MLA

Szymczak, Bartlomiej Antoni, Jørgen Fischer Nilsson and Per Anker Jensen Computing an Ontological Semantics for a Natural Language Fragment Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark: Technical University of Denmark (DTU). 2010. (IMM-PHD-2010; Journal number 242).

Vancouver

Szymczak BA, Nilsson JF, Jensen PA. Computing an Ontological Semantics for a Natural Language Fragment. Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 2010. 295 p. (IMM-PHD-2010; No. 242).

Author

Szymczak, Bartlomiej Antoni; Nilsson, Jørgen Fischer (Supervisor); Jensen, Per Anker (Supervisor) / Computing an Ontological Semantics for a Natural Language Fragment.

Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark : Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 2010. 295 p. (IMM-PHD-2010; No. 242).

Publication: ResearchPh.D. thesis – Annual report year: 2010

Bibtex

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