Entropy and Long-Range Correlations in Literary English

  title={Entropy and Long-Range Correlations in Literary English},
  author={Werner Ebeling and Thorsten P{\"o}schel},
We investigated long-range correlations in two literary texts, <<Moby Dyck. by H. Melville and Gr i" ' s tales. The analysis is based on the calculation of entropylike quantities as the mutual information for pairs of letters and the entropy, the mean uncertainty, per letter. We further estimate the number of different subwords of a given length n. Filtering out the contributions due to the effects of the finite length of the texts, we find correlations ranging to a few hundred letters. Scaling… CONTINUE READING


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