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    • Distinct flavors of Zipf's law and its maximum likelihood fitting: Rank-size and size-distribution representations 

      Corral Cano, Álvaro; Serra Mochales, Isabel; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2020-11-10)
      Article
      Open Access
      In recent years, researchers have realized the difficulties of fitting power-law distributions properly. These difficulties are higher in Zipfian systems, due to the discreteness of the variables and to the existence of ...
    • Does the size matter? Zipf's law for cities revisited 

      Roca Cladera, Josep; Arellano Ramos, Blanca (2011)
      Conference report
      Open Access
    • Human language through the lens of large word co-occurrence networks 

      Mosquera Dopico, Sergio (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-10-29)
      UPC Master thesis
      Open Access
      We review the article by Ferrer-i-Cancho & Solé (2001) on the word co-occurrence networks of the British National Corpus, improving it and expanding it in multiple directions. First, we replace the statistically flawed ...
    • The evolution of the exponent of Zipf's law in language ontogeny 

      Baixeries i Juvillà, Jaume; Elvevag, Brita; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (2013-03-13)
      Article
      Open Access
      It is well-known that word frequencies arrange themselves according to Zipf's law. However, little is known about the dependency of the parameters of the law and the complexity of a communication system. Many models of the ...
    • The exponent of Zipf’s law in language ontogeny. 

      Baixeries i Juvillà, Jaume; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (World Scientific Publishing, 2012)
      Conference report
      Open Access
    • The infochemical core 

      Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (2016-06-07)
      Article
      Open Access
      Vocalizations, and less often gestures, have been the object of linguistic research for decades. However, the development of a general theory of communication with human language as a particular case requires a clear ...
    • Zipf’s laws of meaning in Catalan 

      Catala Roig, Neus; Baixeries i Juvillà, Jaume; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Padró, Lluís; Hernández Fernández, Antonio (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2021-12-16)
      Article
      Open Access
      In his pioneering research, G. K. Zipf formulated a couple of statistical laws on the relationship between the frequency of a word with its number of meanings: the law of meaning distribution, relating the frequency of a ...