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    • A dependency look at the reality of constituency 

      Chen, Xinying; Gómez Rodríguez, Carlos; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (RAM-Verlag, 2018)
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      A comment on “Neurophysiological dynamics of phrase-structure building during sentence processing” by Nelson et al (2017), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 114(18), E3669-E3678.
    • Anti dependency distance minimization in short sequences: A graph theoretic approach 

      Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Gómez Rodríguez, Carlos (Informa UK (Taylor & Francis), 2021)
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      Dependency distance minimization (DDm) is a word order principle favouring the placement of syntactically related words close to each other in sentences. Massive evidence of the principle has been reported for more than a ...
    • Are crossing dependencies really scarce? 

      Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Gómez Rodríguez, Carlos; Esteban Ángeles, Juan Luis (2018-03-01)
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      The syntactic structure of a sentence can be modelled as a tree, where vertices correspond to words and edges indicate syntactic dependencies. It has been claimed recurrently that the number of edge crossings in real ...
    • Bounds of the sum of edge lengths in linear arrangements of trees 

      Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Gómez Rodríguez, Carlos; Esteban Ángeles, Juan Luis (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2021-02-11)
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      A fundamental problem in network science is the normalization of the topological or physical distance between vertices, which requires understanding the range of variation of the unnormalized distances. Here we investigate ...
    • Crossings as a side effect of dependency lengths 

      Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Gómez Rodríguez, Carlos (2016-11-01)
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      The syntactic structure of sentences exhibits a striking regularity: dependencies tend to not cross when drawn above the sentence. We investigate two competing explanations. The traditional hypothesis is that this trend ...
    • Liberating language research from dogmas of the 20th century 

      Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Gómez Rodríguez, Carlos (2016-02-25)
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      A commentary on the article “Large-scale evidence of dependency length minimization in 37 languages” by Futrell, Mahowald & Gibson (PNAS 2015 112 (33) 10336-10341).
    • Scarcity of crossing dependencies: A direct outcome of a specific constraint? 

      Gómez Rodríguez, Carlos; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2017-12-04)
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      The structure of a sentence can be represented as a network where vertices are words and edges indicate syntactic dependencies. Interestingly, crossing syntactic dependencies have been observed to be infrequent in human ...
    • The scaling of the minimum sum of edge lengths in uniformly random trees 

      Esteban Ángeles, Juan Luis; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Gómez Rodríguez, Carlos (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2016-06-21)
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      The minimum linear arrangement problem on a network consists of finding the minimum sum of edge lengths that can be achieved when the vertices are arranged linearly. Although there are algorithms to solve this problem on ...