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- S. Naranan
- Nature
- 1970

- V. K. Balasubrahmanyan, S. Naranan
- Journal of Quantitative Linguistics
- 1996

- S. Naranan, V. K. Balasubrahmanyan
- Journal of Quantitative Linguistics
- 1998

Two well-established robust laws in behavioural sciences are Zipf's law in Linguistics, and Bradford's Law in Informetrics. Both are similar power-law functions. In an earlier work (1992) the authors developed an information theoretic model for Zipf s law based on the classical Shannon theory. A newer version, based on algorithmic information theory, was… (More)

- V. K. Balasubrahmanyan, S. Naranan
- Glottometrics
- 2002

Zipfs law of word frequencies for language discourses is established with statistical rigor. Data show a departure from Zipfs power law term at low frequencies. This is accounted by a modifying exponential term. Both arise naturally in a model for word frequencies based on Information Theory, algorithmic coding of a text preserving the symbol sequence,… (More)

- V. K. Balasubrahmanyan, S. Naranan
- Journal of Quantitative Linguistics
- 2000

- S. Naranan
- Journal of Quantitative Linguistics
- 2011

We have studied the rank frequency distribution (RFD) of letters of the alphabet in Tamil language texts. In a novel application of rank frequencies, we have defined a simple intuitive distance parameter between a pair of strings (text or DNA sequence of codons). This distance correlates well with age difference in historical linguistics and evolutionary… (More)

- S. Naranan, V. K. Balasubrahmanyan
- Journal of Quantitative Linguistics
- 2000

- S. Naranan, V. K. Balasubrahmanyan
- Quantitative Linguistik / Quantitative…
- 2005

- S. Naranan
- Scientometrics
- 1989

Is is shown, using rigorous statistical tests, that the number of journals (J) carryingp papers in a given subject can be expressed as a simple power law functionJ(p)=K p −γ , K and γ being constants. The standard maximum likelihood method of estimating γ has been suitably modified to take acoount of the fact thatp is a discrete integer variable. The… (More)

- S. Naranan, V. K. Balasubrahmanyan
- Exact Methods in the Study of Language and Text
- 2007