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The SemSearchXplorer - Exploring Semantic Search Results with Semantic Visualizations.

Conference: Informatik 2009: Im Focus das Leben, Beiträge der 39. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), 28.9.-2.10.2009, Lübeck, Proceedings
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