Fitting Ranked English and Spanish Letter Frequency Distribution in US and Mexican Presidential Speeches

  title={Fitting Ranked English and Spanish Letter Frequency Distribution in US and Mexican Presidential Speeches},
  author={Wentian Li and Pedro Miramontes},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Linguistics},
  pages={359 - 380}
Abstract The limited range in the abscissa of ranked letter frequency distributions causes multiple functions to fit the observed distribution reasonably well. In order to critically compare various functions, we apply the statistical model selections on ten functions, using the texts of US and Mexican presidential speeches of the last few centuries. Despite minor switching of ranking order of certain letters during the temporal evolution for both datasets, the letter usage is generally stable… 

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