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    • Can Menzerath’s law be a criterion of complexity in communication? 

      González Torre, Ivan; Debowski, Lukasz; Hernández Fernández, Antonio (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2021-08-20)
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      Menzerath’s law is a quantitative linguistic law which states that, on average, the longer is a linguistic construct, the shorter are its constituents. In contrast, Menzerath-Altmann’s law (MAL) is a precise mathematical ...
    • Constant conditional entropy and related hypotheses 

      Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Debowski, Lukasz; Moscoso del Prado Martín, Fermín (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2013-07-04)
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      Constant entropy rate (conditional entropies must remain constant as the sequence length increases) and uniform information density (conditional probabilities must remain constant as the sequence length increases) are two ...
    • When is Menzerath-Altmann law mathematically trivial? A new approach 

      Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Baixeries i Juvillà, Jaume; Debowski, Lukasz; Macutek, Jan (2014-12-12)
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      Menzerath’s law, the tendency of Z (the mean size of the parts) to decrease as X (the number of parts) increases, is found in language, music and genomes. Recently, it has been argued that the presence of the law in genomes ...