Semantic vector evaluation and human performance on a new vocabulary MCQ test

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Semantic vector evaluation and human performance on a new vocabulary MCQ test. / Levy, Joseph P.; Bullinaria, John; McCormick, Samantha .

Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2017). ed. / Glenn Gunzelmann; Andrew Howes; Thora Tenbrink; Eddy Davelaar. Austin, TX : Cognitive Science Society, 2017. p. 2549-2554.

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Harvard

Levy, JP, Bullinaria, J & McCormick, S 2017, Semantic vector evaluation and human performance on a new vocabulary MCQ test. in G Gunzelmann, A Howes, T Tenbrink & E Davelaar (eds), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2017). Cognitive Science Society, Austin, TX, pp. 2549-2554, 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London, United Kingdom, 26/07/17. <https://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2017/cogsci17_proceedings.pdf>

APA

Levy, J. P., Bullinaria, J., & McCormick, S. (2017). Semantic vector evaluation and human performance on a new vocabulary MCQ test. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2017) (pp. 2549-2554). Cognitive Science Society. https://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2017/cogsci17_proceedings.pdf

Vancouver

Levy JP, Bullinaria J, McCormick S. Semantic vector evaluation and human performance on a new vocabulary MCQ test. In Gunzelmann G, Howes A, Tenbrink T, Davelaar E, editors, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2017). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. 2017. p. 2549-2554

Author

Levy, Joseph P. ; Bullinaria, John ; McCormick, Samantha . / Semantic vector evaluation and human performance on a new vocabulary MCQ test. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2017). editor / Glenn Gunzelmann ; Andrew Howes ; Thora Tenbrink ; Eddy Davelaar. Austin, TX : Cognitive Science Society, 2017. pp. 2549-2554

Bibtex

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