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  • The challenges of statistical patterns of language: the case of Menzerath's law in genomes 

    Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Forns Fradera, Núria; Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Bel Enguix, Gemma; Baixeries i Juvillà, Jaume (2013-01)
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    The importance of statistical patterns of language has been debated over decades. Although Zipf's law is perhaps the most popular case, recently, Menzerath's law has begun to be involved. Menzerath's law manifests in ...
  • ¿Es el habla una señal crítica auto-organizada? 

    González Torre, Iván; Artime, Oriol; Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Luque Serrano, Bartolome (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2020-01-01)
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    A lo largo del siglo XX, los estudios en lingüística cuantitativa han ido mostrando la aparición de leyes potenciales en las lenguas, primero en textos escritos y posteriormente en el habla. Son leyes que parecen ubicuas ...
  • Linguistic laws in speech: the case of Catalan and Spanish 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio; González Torre, Iván; Garrido, Juan Maria; Lacasa, Lucas (2019-11-26)
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    In this work we consider Glissando Corpus—an oral corpus of Catalan and Spanish—and empirically analyze the presence of the four classical linguistic laws (Zipf’s law, Herdan’s law, Brevity law, and Menzerath–Altmann’s ...
  • 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)
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    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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • El informe de sostenibilidad del Trabajo de Fin de Grado del área de las ingenierías 

    Climent Vilaró, Joan; Cabré Garcia, José M.; Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; Martín Escofet, Carme; Vidal López, Eva María; López Álvarez, David (Universitat Politècnica de València, 2018-12)
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    La elaboración del informe de sostenibilidad de un proyecto de ingeniería es ya una práctica habitual en todas las empresas importantes del sector TIC. Los ingenieros que formamos ahora en las universidades deberán, sin ...
  • José María de Oleza Arredondo, S.J. (1887-1975) 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (RAM-Verlag, 2018-05)
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    A short piece on the life of José María de Oleza Arredondo S.J., one of the founders of Quantitative Linguistics in Catalonia
  • Improving engineering educators’ sustainability competencies by using competency maps: The EDINSOST project 

    Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; Segalàs Coral, Jordi; Vidal López, Eva María; Martín Escofet, Carme; Climent Vilaró, Joan; López Álvarez, David; Cabré Garcia, José M. (Tempus Publications, 2018)
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    EDINSOST is a project aimed at tackling the challenges facing society. It is funded by the Spanish R&D+i Program. The objective of the project is to establish a framework to facilitate the training of graduates capable of ...
  • Competency maps: An effective model to integrate professional competencies across a STEM curriculum 

    Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; Soler Cervera, Antonia; Martín Escofet, Carme; López Álvarez, David; Ageno Pulido, Alicia; Cabré Garcia, José M.; García Almiñana, Jordi; Aranda López, Juan; Gibert, Karina (2018-10)
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    Curricula designed in the context of the European Higher Education Area need to be based on both domain-specific and professional competencies. Whereas universities have had extensive experience in developing students’ ...
  • Design of a STEM lecturer-training programme based on competencies 

    López Álvarez, David; Pérez Poch, Antoni (Tempus Publications, 2018)
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    In recent years the paradigm of teaching and learning has changed, with a plethora of research being conducted in this field, but all these changes and research have scarcely affected the lecturer training programmes. This ...

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