A Large Coverage Verb Lexicon For Arabic

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MOUSSER, Jaouad, 2013. A Large Coverage Verb Lexicon For Arabic [Dissertation]. Konstanz: University of Konstanz

@phdthesis{Mousser2013Large-31745, title={A Large Coverage Verb Lexicon For Arabic}, year={2013}, author={Mousser, Jaouad}, address={Konstanz}, school={Universität Konstanz} }

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