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  • Polysemy and brevity versus frequency in language 

    Casas Fernández, Bernardino; Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Catala Roig, Neus; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Baixeries i Juvillà, Jaume (Elsevier, 2019-11-01)
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    The pioneering research of G. K. Zipf on the relationship between word frequency and other word features led to the formulation of various linguistic laws. The most popular is Zipf’s law for word frequencies. Here we focus ...
  • The sum of edge lengths in random linear arrangements 

    Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2019-05)
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    Spatial networks are networks where nodes are located in a space equipped with a metric. Typically, the space is two-dimensional and until recently and traditionally, the metric that was usually considered was the Euclidean ...
  • Relative entailment among probabilistic implications 

    Atserias, Albert; Balcázar Navarro, José Luis; Piceno Cabrera, Marie Ely (2019-02-06)
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    We study a natural variant of the implicational fragment of propositional logic. Its formulas are pairs of conjunctions of positive literals, related together by an implicational-like connective; the semantics of this sort ...
  • Weighted contrastive divergence 

    Romero Merino, Enrique; Mazzanti Castrillejo, Fernando Pablo; Delgado Pin, Jordi; Buchaca Prats, David (2019-06)
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    Learning algorithms for energy based Boltzmann architectures that rely on gradient descent are in general computationally prohibitive, typically due to the exponential number of terms involved in computing the partition ...
  • American and exotic options in a market with frictions 

    Junike, Gero; Arratia Quesada, Argimiro Alejandro; Cabaña Nigro, Ana Alejandra; Schoutens, Wim (2019-04-01)
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    In a market with frictions, bid and ask prices are described by sublinear pricing functionals, which can be defined recursively using coherent risk measures. We prove the convergence of bid and ask prices for various ...
  • Averaging operators on decreasing or positive functions: equivalence and optimal bounds 

    Boza Rocho, Santiago; Soria de Diego, Javier (Elsevier, 2019-01-01)
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    We study the optimal bounds for the Hardy operator S minus the identity, as well as S and its dualoperator S*, on the full range 1 = p = 8, for the cases of decreasing, positive or general functions (infact, these two kinds ...
  • Linguistic laws in chimpanzee gestural communication 

    Heesen, Raphaela; Hobaiter, Catherine; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Semple, Stuart (2019-02-13)
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    Studies testing linguistic laws outside language have provided important insights into the organization of biological systems. For example, patterns consistent with Zipf's law of abbreviation (which predicts a negative ...
  • The polysemy of the words that children learn over time 

    Casas Fernández, Bernardino; Catala Roig, Neus; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Baixeries i Juvillà, Jaume (2018-12)
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    Here we study polysemy as a potential learning bias in vocabulary learning in children. We employ a massive set of transcriptions of conversations between children and adults in English, to analyze the evolution of mean ...
  • Fermi : la energía nuclear : la fisión hace la fuerza 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio (2018-12)
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    Enrico Fermi participó en la revolución de la física de la primera mitad del siglo xx. Su ciclópea labor propició un conocimiento más profundo de las partículas del universo cuántico, y de su capacidad de escudriñar la ...
  • Ús de Kahoot! com a eina de ludificació per a la retroalimentació a temps 

    Pàmies Vilà, Rosa; Fabregat Sanjuan, Albert; Puig Ortiz, Joan; Jordi Nebot, Lluïsa; Hernández Fernández, Antonio (Congrés Internacional de Docència Universitària i Innovació (CIDUI), 2019)
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    Es presenta l’actuació duta a terme en les pràctiques de Teoria de Màquines i Mecanismes de l’ETSEIB. S’introdueix una retroalimentació a temps mitjançant l’aplicació Kahoot! la qual cosa permet estimular l’interès de ...
  • A note on movement in logical grammar 

    Morrill, Glyn (2018)
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    In this article, we make some brief remarks on overt and covert movement in logical grammar. With respect to covert movement (e.g. quantification), we observe how a treatment in terms of displacement calculus interacts ...
  • On methods to assess the significance of community structure in networks of financial time series 

    Arratia Quesada, Argimiro Alejandro; Renedo Mirambell, Martí (2017)
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    We consider the problem of determining whether the community structure found by a clustering algorithm applied to nancial time series is statistically signi cant, or is due to pure chance, when no other information ...