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  1. William J. Rapaport (2012). Semiotic Systems, Computers, and the Mind: How Cognition Could Be Computing. International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems 2 (1):32-71.score: 270.0
    In this reply to James H. Fetzer’s “Minds and Machines: Limits to Simulations of Thought and Action”, I argue that computationalism should not be the view that (human) cognition is computation, but that it should be the view that cognition (simpliciter) is computable. It follows that computationalism can be true even if (human) cognition is not the result of computations in the brain. I also argue that, if semiotic systems are systems that interpret signs, then both humans (...)
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  2. Anti Randviir (2013). Autocommunication in Semiotic Systems: 40 Years After the Theses on the Semiotic Study of Cultures (Tartu Summer School in Semiotics 2013). [REVIEW] Sign Systems Studies 41 (2-3).score: 156.0
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  3. Georgij Yu Somov (2005). Semiotic Systems of Works of Visual Art: Signs, Connotations, Signals. Semiotica 2005 (157):1-34.score: 150.0
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  4. Noam Chomsky (1979). Human Language and Other Semiotic Systems. Semiotica 25 (1-2).score: 150.0
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  5. Ülle Pärl (2011). A Semiotic Alternative to Communication in the Processes in Management Accounting and Control Systems. Sign Systems Studies 39 (1):183-207.score: 150.0
    This conceptual paper addresses Management Accounting and Control Systems (MACS) from a communication process perspective as opposed to a functionaldesign perspective. Its arguments originate from a social-constructionist perspective on the organization. Its line of argument is that building a social theoryof a social phenomenon such as MACS, demands that attention be paid to the characteristics of the communication process. An existing theoretical frameworkthat does the same is Giddens’ structuration theory, but it is only partly satisfactory because it refuses to (...)
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  6. B. F. Ègorov (1974). Simplest Semiotic Systems and Plot Typology. Semiotica 10 (2).score: 150.0
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  7. Jan W. F. Mulder (1994). Written and Spoken Languages as Separate Semiotic Systems. Semiotica 101 (1-2):41-72.score: 150.0
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  8. Yair Neuman (2003). Mobius and Paradox: On the Abstract Structure of Boundary Events in Semiotic Systems. Semiotica 2003 (147).score: 150.0
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  9. Georgij Yu Somov (2007). Structures and Semiotic Systems. Semiotica 2007 (167):387-421.score: 150.0
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  10. Sanda Golopentia (1997). Mapping a Network of Semiotic Systems: The Romanian Love Charms Database. Semiotica 114 (1-2):41-66.score: 150.0
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  11. Myrna Gopnik (1977). Scientific Theories as Meta-Semiotic Systems. Semiotica 21 (3-4).score: 150.0
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  12. G. Mounin & Héraldique et sémiologie’La Linguistique (2006). Within Semiotics During and After the Transitional Decades He Dominated. Morris Promoted Another Advance Over Peirce's Central Foci When He Evinced an Interest in the Rela-Tions Obtaining Within Semiotic Systems Between Sign. Semiotica 97:427-437.score: 150.0
     
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  13. Georgij Yu Somov (2006). Connotations in Semiotic Systems of Visual Art (Through the Example of Works by M. A. Vrubel). Semiotica 2006 (158):147-212.score: 150.0
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  14. Georgij Yu Somov (2008). The Role of Structures in Semiotic Systems: Analysis of Some Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci and the Portrait Lady with an Ermine. Semiotica 2008 (172):411-477.score: 150.0
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  15. Julia J. A. Shaw (2013). A Study of the Semiotic and Narrative Forms of Divine Influence Within Secular Legal Systems. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 26 (1):95-112.score: 136.0
    Since the Reformation and Enlightenment, the Western world has witnessed the incremental decline of religious influence. Yet, key legal protections and duties incumbent on civilians and state actors in both avowedly secular states and ruling theocracies, predominantly Islamic, are to a lesser or greater extent determined by religious values. Although it is often claimed that the modern secular state encourages the adoption of liberal values and allows for the formulation of general law according to the free will of its people, (...)
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  16. Harald Atmanspacher, A Semiotic Approach to Complex Systems.score: 132.0
    A key topic in the work of Burghard Rieger is the notion of meaning. To explore this notion, he and his collaborators developed a most sophisticated approach combining theoretical ideas and concepts of semiotics with empirical and numerical tools of computational linguistics (see [31] for a most recent comprehensive account). In the present contribution, relations of Rieger’s achievements to some issues of interest in the physics and philosophy of complex systems will be addressed.
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  17. Phyllis Chiasson (2007). Peter B¡ Gh Andersenis a Professor with the Department for Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark. He Was Born 1945 and Received a PhD in the Danish Language (1971). His Doctoral Dissertation Was Titled A Theory of Computer Semiotics: Semiotic Ap-Proaches to Construction and Assessment of Computer Systems (Cambridge University Press, 1990). He is the Author of More Than 130 Papers and Three Books, Co-Editor of Six Books. [REVIEW] In R. Gudwin & J. Queiroz (eds.), Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development. Idea Group Inc.. 343.score: 132.0
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  18. L. Magnani (2007). Semiotic Brains and Artificial Minds. How Brains Make Up Material Cognitive Systems. In R. Gudwin & J. Queiroz (eds.), Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development. Idea Group Inc.. 1--41.score: 132.0
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  19. Ana Marostica (1998). Semiotic Trees and Classifications for Inductive Learning Systems. Semiotics:114-127.score: 122.0
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  20. Dora Ivonne Alvarez Tamayo (2011). The Semiotic Marketing Applied to Design of Integrated Graphic Communication Systems. A Methodological Model for Interdisciplinary Work. Semiotics:270-280.score: 122.0
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  21. Marian Zielinski (2003). A Semiotic Phenomenology of Aesthetic Systems. American Journal of Semiotics 19 (1/4):197-208.score: 122.0
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  22. Gloria Soto & Floyd Merrell (1995). A Semiotic Analysis of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Systems. Semiotica 107 (3-4):209-236.score: 120.0
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  23. Sándor Darányi (1996). Formal Aspects of Natural Belief Systems, Their Evolution and Mapping: A Semiotic Analysis. Semiotica 108 (1-2):45-64.score: 120.0
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  24. Vyacheslav Ivanov (1973). On Binary Relations in Linguistic and Other Semiotic and Social Systems. In. In Radu J. Bogdan & Ilkka Niiniluoto (eds.), Logic, Language, and Probability. Boston,D. Reidel Pub. Co.. 196--200.score: 120.0
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  25. Bennetta Jules-Rosette (1993). Semiotic Modeling Systems: The Contribution of Thomas A. Sebeok. Semiotica 96 (3-4):269-284.score: 120.0
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  26. Miracles ofSainte Foy (2000). Altmann, Gabriel and Koch, Walter A.(Eds.), Systems: New Paradigms for the Human Sciences. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1988. Apel, Karl-Otto, From a Transcendental-Semiotic Point of View. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998. Appleyard, Bryan, Brave New Worlds. New York: Viking Penguin, 1998. [REVIEW] Semiotica 130 (1/2):195-199.score: 120.0
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  27. Mihhail Lotman (2012). Verse as a Semiotic System. Sign Systems Studies 40 (1-2):18-50.score: 106.0
    Poetry is an important challenge for semiotics, and a special area of study for the Tartu-Moscow semiotic school, since the first volume of Sign Systems Studies was Juri Lotman’s monograph Lectures on Structural Poetics (1964). From then on the concept of poetry as one of the secondary modelling systems has evolved, since in relation to poetry, the primary modelling system is natural language. In this paper, the concept of semiotic system has been re-examined and the treatment (...)
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  28. Claus Emmeche (2006). A Semiotic Analysis of the Genetic Information System. Semiotica 2006 (160):1-68.score: 90.0
    Terms loaded with informational connotations are often employed to refer to genes and their dynamics. Indeed, genes are usually perceived by biologists as basically ‘the carriers of hereditary information.’ Nevertheless, a number of researchers consider such talk as inadequate and ‘just metaphorical,’ thus expressing a skepticism about the use of the term ‘information’ and its derivatives in biology as a natural science. First, because the meaning of that term in biology is not as precise as it is, for instance, in (...)
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  29. João Queiroz & Floyd Merrell (2009). On Peirce's Pragmatic Notion of Semiosis—a Contribution for the Design of Meaning Machines. Minds and Machines 19 (1):129-143.score: 90.0
    How to model meaning processes (semiosis) in artificial semiotic systems? Once all computer simulation becomes tantamount to theoretical simulation, involving epistemological metaphors of world versions, the selection and choice of models will dramatically compromise the nature of all work involving simulation. According to the pragmatic Peircean based approach, semiosis is an interpreter-dependent process that cannot be dissociated from the notion of a situated (and actively distributed) communicational agent. Our approach centers on the consideration of relevant properties and aspects (...)
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  30. Rodney J. Clarke (2001). Social Semiotic Contributions to the Systemic Semiotic Workpractice Framework. Sign Systems Studies 29 (2):587-604.score: 90.0
    The workpractices associaied with the use of an information system can be described using semiotic theories in terms of patterns of human communication. A model of workpractices has been created called the systemic semiotic workpractice framework that employs two compatible but distinct semiotic theories in order to explain the complexity of information systems use in organisational contexts. One of these theories called social semiotics can be used to describe atypical workpractice realisations, where a user renegotiates one (...)
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  31. Gerd Doben-Henisch (2007). Reducing Negative Complexity by a Computational Semiotic System. In R. Gudwin & J. Queiroz (eds.), Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development. Idea Group Inc.. 330.score: 82.0
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  32. Gerd Döben Henisch (2007). Reducing Negative Complexity by a Computational Semiotic System. In R. Gudwin & J. Queiroz (eds.), Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development. Idea Group Inc..score: 82.0
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  33. Søren Brier & Cliff Joslyn (2013). What Does It Take to Produce Interpretation? Informational, Peircean and Code-Semiotic Views on Biosemiotics. Biosemiotics 6 (1):143-159.score: 78.0
    This paper presents a critical analysis of code-semiotics, which we see as the latest attempt to create paradigmatic foundation for solving the question of the emergence of life and consciousness. We view code semiotics as a an attempt to revise the empirical scientific Darwinian paradigm, and to go beyond the complex systems, emergence, self-organization, and informational paradigms, and also the selfish gene theory of Dawkins and the Peircean pragmaticist semiotic theory built on the simultaneous types of evolution. As (...)
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  34. Wolfgang Wildgen (2008). Semiotic Hypercycles Driving the Evolution of Language. Axiomathes 18 (1):91-116.score: 66.0
    The evolution of human symbolic capacity must have been very rapid even in some intermediate stage (e.g. the proto-symbolic behavior of Homo erectus). Such a rapid process requires a runaway model. The type of very selective and hyperbolically growing self-organization called “hypercyle” by Eigen and Schuster could explain the rapidity and depth of the evolutionary process, whereas traditional runaway models of sexual selection seem to be rather implausible in the case of symbolic evolution. We assume two levels: at the first (...)
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  35. Claus Emmeche (forthcoming). Modeling Life: A Note on the Semiotics of Emergence and Computation in Artificial and Natural Living Systems. Biosemiotics: The Semiotic Web 1991.score: 66.0
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  36. Peter Brödner (2006). The Misery of Digital Organisations and the Semiotic Nature of IT. AI and Society 23 (3):331-351.score: 66.0
    Contrary to common belief, IT systems often disappoint the expectations to increase productivity and flexibility of work and value creation processes. Moreover, most IT design and implementation projects still fail or burst time and cost budgets to a high extent. After presenting significant empirical evidence for these phenomena, the paper reflects on the reasons for their persistence by developing a semiotic perspective on the processes of dealing with computer artifacts in organisations. This semiotic view allows understanding the (...)
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  37. Jesper Hoffmeyer (2008). The Semiotic Body. Biosemiotics 1 (2):169-190.score: 66.0
    Most bodies in this world do not have brains and the minority of animal species that do have brained bodies are descendents from species with more distributed or decentralized nervous systems. Thus, bodies were here first, and only relatively late in evolution did the bodies of a few species grow supplementary organs, brains, sophisticated enough to support a psychological life. Psychological life therefore from the beginning was embedded in and served as a tool for corporeal life. This paper discusses (...)
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  38. Guido Ferraro (2010). Analogical Associations in the Frame of a “Neoclassical” Semiotic Theory. Sign Systems Studies 38 (1-4):67-89.score: 66.0
    It has been a long time since the concept of iconic signs was proposed by C. S. Peirce. From that time on, we have been increasingly realizing that semiotic systems are for the most part established just on some type of similarity. But the more we see the sphere of analogical signification expanding its realm, themore we become aware of how inadequate is the notion of a simple relationship connecting locally a physical object with a second object, or (...)
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  39. Ilia Kalinin (2003). The Semiotic Model of a Historical Process. Sign Systems Studies 31 (2):499-508.score: 66.0
    The paper is devoted to the problem of the linguistic grounds of the semiotic model of history, according to which history is described as a communication process circulating within a society. An analogy of principle between language and culture is the theoretical premise of that semiotic approach. Proceeding on this assumption semiotics (B. Uspensky’s case for instance) regards historical process as the process of text outcome and reading, while at the same time control over communication is provided through (...)
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  40. Irene Portis-Winner (1999). A (Culture) Text is a Mechanism Constituting a System of Heterogeneous Semiotic Spaces, in Whose Continuum the Message...(Is) Circulated. We Do Not Perceive This Message to Be the Manifestation of a Single Language: A Minimum of Two Languages is Required to Create It (Lotman 1994: 377).[(1981]). The Assumption is That All Communication is Through Signs, Verbal, Visual, Movements, Performances, Rituals, Etc. Peirce's Classic Definition of the Sign is the Following:“A Sign is Something Which Stands to ... [REVIEW] Sign Systems Studies 27:24-45.score: 66.0
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  41. Peeter Torop (1999). Language, Text, Structure, Model,(Secondary) Modeling System Are These Notions the Dynamism of Which—in the Volume of Their Meaning—Gives a Good Overview of the Semiotics of Lotman and the Tartu–Moscow Semiotic School Until the Birth of Cultural Semiotics in 1973. K. Eimermacher has Called Lotmans Ability to Conjoin Different Terms and to Provide Them with Novel Meanings Integrativity, and to This He Also Dedicated an Article “JM Lotman: Semiotic Version of Integrative Culturology”(Eimermacher 1998 ... [REVIEW] Sign Systems Studies 27:9-23.score: 66.0
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  42. William J. Rapaport (1998). How Minds Can Be Computational Systems. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 10 (4):403-419.score: 60.0
    The proper treatment of computationalism, as the thesis that cognition is computable, is presented and defended. Some arguments of James H. Fetzer against computationalism are examined and found wanting, and his positive theory of minds as semiotic systems is shown to be consistent with computationalism. An objection is raised to an argument of Selmer Bringsjord against one strand of computationalism, namely, that Turing-Test± passing artifacts are persons, it is argued that, whether or not this objection holds, such artifacts (...)
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  43. João Queiroz & Charbel Niño El-Hani (2006). Towards a Multi-Level Approach to the Emergence of Meaning Processes in Living Systems. Acta Biotheoretica 54 (3).score: 60.0
    Any description of the emergence and evolution of different types of meaning processes (semiosis, sensu C.S.Peirce) in living systems must be supported by a theoretical framework which makes it possible to understand the nature and dynamics of such processes. Here we propose that the emergence of semiosis of different kinds can be understood as resulting from fundamental interactions in a triadically-organized hierarchical process. To grasp these interactions, we develop a model grounded on Stanley Salthe's hierarchical structuralism. This model can (...)
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  44. Colin Wight (2004). Theorizing the Mechanisms of Conceptual and Semiotic Space. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (2):283-299.score: 60.0
    In this piece the author takes issue with Mario Bunge’s claims that conceptual and semiotic systems have "compositions, environments and structures, but no mechanisms." Structures, according to Bunge, can never be mechanisms in conceptual and semiotic systems. Contra this the author argues that in social systems, social structures (which are concept-dependent and reproduced and/or transformed, at least in part, semiotically), can be mechanisms in the sense that such structures are one of the processes in a (...)
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  45. Stefan Artmann (2002). Three Types of Semiotic Indeterminacy in Monod's Philosophy of Modern Biology. Sign Systems Studies 30 (1):149-160.score: 60.0
    Synthesizing important research traditions in information theory, structuralist semiotics, and generative linguistics, at least three main types of semiotic indeterminacy must be distinguished: Kolmogorov’s notion of randomness defined as sequential incompressibility, de Saussure’s principle of contingency of sign which ensures the possibility of translation between different sign systems, and Chomsky’s idea of indefiniteness in generative mechanisms as a requirement for the explanation of semiotic creativity. These types of semiotic indeterminacy form an abstract system useful for the (...)
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  46. Sadeq Rahimi (2002). Is Cultural Logic an Appropriate Concept? A Semiotic Perspective on the Study of Culture and Logic. Sign Systems Studies 30 (2):455-463.score: 60.0
    It is argued that (a) the question of ‘cultural logic’ is a valid inquiry for disciplines seeking to comprehend and compare mental processes across cultures, and (b) semiotics, as the science of studying signs and signification, is an appropriate means of approaching the question of cultural logic. It is suggested that a shift needs to be made in studying reasoning across cultures from the traditional value-oriented methods of judgment to a meaning-oriented assessment. Traditional methods of cross-cultural comparison are suggested to (...)
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  47. Yrjö Haila (1986). On the Semiotic Dimension of Ecological Theory: The Case of Island Biogeography. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 1 (4):377-387.score: 58.0
    The Macarthur-Wilson equilibrium theory of island biogeography has had a contradictory role in ecology. As a lasting contribution, the theory has created a new way of viewing insular environments as dynamical systems. On the other hand, many of the applications of the theory have reduced to mere unimaginative curve-fitting. I analyze this paradox in semiotic terms: the theory was mainly equated with the simple species-area relationship which became a signifier of interesting island ecology. The theory is, however, better (...)
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  48. Sharon Joy Worley (2010). Philipp Otto Runge and the Semiotic Language of Nature and Patriotism. The European Legacy 15 (1):15-33.score: 56.0
    Philipp Otto Runge (1777-1810) was a leading German Romantic artist whose iconography represents a transition from the Neoclassical iconography of classical mythology and allegory to an abstract semiotic system of signs based on a mystical interpretation of nature. An admirer of Herder's theory of language, Runge's iconography was representative of a trend among Romantic artists to promote nationalism and cultural values through the implementation of formal epistemological systems in the medium of art. Runge's individual iconography reveals a synthesis (...)
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  49. Myrdene Anderson (1986). On a Motivated Semiotic. Semiotics:321-327.score: 56.0
    The notion of a motivated semiotic might capture some of the intent behind "empirical semiotics", itself a rubric striking many as an oxymoron. In "motivated semiotics", practitioners would foreground the provisionality in all phases of a project, from the conditions of interdisciplinarity, the acknowledgment of open, nondeterminate systems, their emergent constraints of enablement and limitation, the role of initial and boundary conditions, on to the transdisciplinary problematics of interpretation and the selection of tropes which act as digestive enzymes (...)
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  50. Le Cheng (2011). Administration of Justice and Multimodality in Media: Semiotic Translation, Conflict and Compatibility. [REVIEW] International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 24 (4):491-502.score: 56.0
    Law as one sign system can be recorded and interpreted by another sign system—media. If each transaction in court is taken as a sign, it can be interpreted or transferred by different signs of media for the same purpose, though with different effects. This study focuses on the transformative effects of the semiotic revolution in media on law. The present research revealed that the evolution of media has driven the administration of justice to pay more attention to the process (...)
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