Beyond the Zipf-Mandelbrot law in quantitative linguistics


In this paper the Zipf-Mandelbrot law is revisited in the context of linguistics. Despite its widespread popularity the Zipf–Mandelbrot law can only describe the statistical behaviour of a rather restricted fraction of the total number of words contained in some given corpus. In particular, we focus our attention on the important deviations that become… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4371(01)00355-7


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@article{Montemurro2001BeyondTZ, title={Beyond the Zipf-Mandelbrot law in quantitative linguistics}, author={Marcelo A. Montemurro}, journal={CoRR}, year={2001}, volume={cond-mat/0104066} }