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  • Lorentz and Gale-Ryser theorems on general measure spaces 

    Boza Rocho, Santiago; Krepela, Martin; Soria de Diego, Francisco Javier (2021-08-09)
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    Based on the Gale–Ryser theorem [2, 6], for the existence of suitable (0,1) -matrices for different partitions of a natural number, we revisit the classical result of Lorentz [4] regarding the characterization of a plane ...
  • Optimality of syntactic dependency distances 

    Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Gómez Rodríguez, Carlos; Esteban Ángeles, Juan Luis; Alemany Puig, Lluís (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2022-01-01)
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    It is often stated that human languages, as other biological systems, are shaped by cost-cutting pressures but, to what extent? Attempts to quantify the degree of optimality of languages by means of an optimality score ...
  • The advent and fall of a vocabulary learning bias from communicative efficiency 

    Carrera Casado, David; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (Springer, 2021-11-26)
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    Biosemiosis is a process of choice-making between simultaneously alternative options. It is well-known that, when sufficiently young children encounter a new word, they tend to interpret it as pointing to a meaning that ...
  • Speech pause distribution as an early marker for Alzheimer’s disease 

    Pastoriza-Domínguez, Patricia; González Torre, Ivan; Diéguez-Vide, Faustino; Gómez Ruiz, María Isabel; Geladó Muñoz, Sandra; Bello-López, Joan; Ávila-Rivera, Asunción; Matías-Guiu, Jordi; Pytel Córdoba, Vanesa; Hernández Fernández, Antonio (2022-01)
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    Background: Pause duration analysis is a common feature in the study of discourse in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) since this patient group has shown a consistent trend for longer pauses in comparison to healthy controls. This ...
  • La reflexión tecnoética a través del cine de ciencia ficción 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio (2021)
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    La tecnoética estudia los aspectos morales y éticos de la tecnología en la sociedad, en un sentido amplio: nos incumben tanto el diseño como la creación y el uso de la tecnología. Si seguimos la poliédrica definición de ...
  • 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)
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    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 ...
  • Minimum projective linearizations of trees in linear time 

    Alemany Puig, Lluís; Esteban Ángeles, Juan Luis; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (2022-03)
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    The Minimum Linear Arrangement problem (MLA) consists of finding a mapping π from vertices of a graph to distinct integers that minimizes {u,v}∈E |π(u) − π(v)|. In that setting, vertices are often assumed to lie on a ...
  • Infographics, a better medium than plain text for increasing knowledge 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Morera Vidal, Francesc (2022)
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    Infographics in social networks present more elaborate proposals than simple text. In this study we analyze the general patterns of Twitter infographic messages to determine its main characteristics. Subsequently, we ...
  • Más allá de la teoría de la mente: nuevos modelos desde la lingüística cognitiva 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio (Prensa científica, 2021-09)
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    La idea de que nuestros actos lingüísticos nos ubican socialmente no es nada nueva: de hecho, nuestro idiolecto nos delata doquiera que vayamos. Así, al menos en nuestra lengua materna, somos capaces de detectar con más o ...
  • Desnudar la inteligencia artificial mientras la vestimos 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio (2021-09)
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    ¿Qué es la inteligencia artificial? ¿Qué sesgos o ideologías políticas propaga, y para quién? ¿Qué coste ambiental tiene? ¿Debería limitarse su uso? Tras la publicación de "Atlas of AI" de Kate Crawford (Yale Univ. Press, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fostering sustainability and critical thinking through debate: a case study 

    Rodríguez Dono, Alfonso; Hernández Fernández, Antonio (2021-06)
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    Transversal competences such as sustainability or critical thinking have become more important in the last decades in University teaching. The objective of this article is to assess the effectiveness of debate as a teaching ...

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