Computers and the Humanities

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 15–36 | Cite as

Prolegomena to pictorial concordances

  • H. Van Dyke Parunak


Computational Linguistic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Van Dyke Parunak
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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