Funding for this research was provided by:
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (Alexander von Humboldt Professorship)
DFG Open Access Publication Funds of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-05-16
Received: 29 March 2018
Accepted: 27 April 2018
First Online: 16 May 2018
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