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Using human evaluation of 100,000 words spread across 24 corpora in 10 languages diverse in origin and culture, we present evidence of a deep imprint of human sociality in language, observing that (i) the words of natural human language possess a universal positivity bias, (ii) the estimated emotional content of words is consistent between languages under(More)
With Zipf's law being originally and most famously observed for word frequency, it is surprisingly limited in its applicability to human language, holding over no more than three to four orders of magnitude before hitting a clear break in scaling. Here, building on the simple observation that phrases of one or more words comprise the most coherent units of(More)
Complex, dynamic networks underlie many systems, and understanding these networks is the concern of a great span of important scientific and engineering problems. Quantitative description is crucial for this understanding yet, due to a range of measurement problems, many real network datasets are incomplete. Here we explore how accidentally missing or(More)
Peter Sheridan Dodds, 2, ∗ Eric M. Clark, 2 Suma Desu, Morgan R. Frank, Andrew J. Reagan, 2 Jake Ryland Williams, 2 Lewis Mitchell, Kameron Decker Harris, Isabel M. Kloumann, James P. Bagrow, 2 Karine Megerdoomian, Matthew T. McMahon, Brian F. Tivnan, 2, † and Christopher M. Danforth 2, ‡ Computational Story Lab, Vermont Advanced Computing Core, & the(More)
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