Corpus-driven models of lexicography and Mesopotamian cultural heritage preservation at the CDLI

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Corpus-driven models of lexicography and Mesopotamian cultural heritage preservation at the CDLI. / Johnson, Justin.

Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale: Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago July 18-22, 2005. ed. / Robert Biggs; Jennie Myers; Martha Roth. Chicago : The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2008. p. 69-74 (Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilisation; Vol. 62).

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Harvard

Johnson, J 2008, Corpus-driven models of lexicography and Mesopotamian cultural heritage preservation at the CDLI. in R Biggs, J Myers & M Roth (eds), Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale: Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago July 18-22, 2005. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilisation, vol. 62, The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, pp. 69-74.

APA

Johnson, J. (2008). Corpus-driven models of lexicography and Mesopotamian cultural heritage preservation at the CDLI. In R. Biggs, J. Myers, & M. Roth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale: Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago July 18-22, 2005 (pp. 69-74). (Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilisation; Vol. 62). The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

Vancouver

Johnson J. Corpus-driven models of lexicography and Mesopotamian cultural heritage preservation at the CDLI. In Biggs R, Myers J, Roth M, editors, Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale: Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago July 18-22, 2005. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. 2008. p. 69-74. (Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilisation).

Author

Johnson, Justin. / Corpus-driven models of lexicography and Mesopotamian cultural heritage preservation at the CDLI. Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale: Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago July 18-22, 2005. editor / Robert Biggs ; Jennie Myers ; Martha Roth. Chicago : The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2008. pp. 69-74 (Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilisation).

Bibtex

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