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    • A statistical model from information theory to explain Zipf's law of brevity 

      Hernández Fernández, Antonio; González Torre, Iván; Lacasa, Lucas; Kello, Christopher; Luque Serrano, Bartolome (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, 2019)
      Conference lecture
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      Brevity and frequency are two crucial factors in the processes of statistical learning. The compression principle had already been used previously to explain the origin of Zipf’s law for the frequency of words. Here we use ...
    • Log-normal distribution in acoustic linguistic units 

      González Torre, Iván; Lacasa, Lucas; Kello, Christopher; Luque Serrano, Bartolome; Hernández Fernández, Antonio (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, 2019)
      Conference lecture
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      In this work we verify with accuracy that acoustically transcribed durations of linguistic units at several scales (phonemes, words and Breath Groups) comply with log-normal distribution. To do this we have used a very ...
    • On the physical origin of linguistic laws and lognormality in speech 

      González Torre, Iván; Luque Serrano, Bartolome; Lacasa, Lucas; Kello, Christopher; Hernández Fernández, Antonio (2019-08-21)
      Article
      Open Access
      Physical manifestations of linguistic units include sources of variability due to factors of speech production which are by definition excluded from counts of linguistic symbols. In this work, we examine whether linguistic ...