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Formal properties of natural language and linguistic theories

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Culy, C. Formal properties of natural language and linguistic theories. Linguist Philos 19, 599–617 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00632709

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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural Language
  • Computational Linguistic
  • Formal Property
  • Linguistic Theory