Modeling Statistical Properties of Written Text

  title={Modeling Statistical Properties of Written Text},
  author={M. {\'A}ngeles Serrano and Alessandro Flammini and Filippo Menczer},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={1569 - 1579}
Written text is one of the fundamental manifestations of human language, and the study of its universal regularities can give clues about how our brains process information and how we, as a society, organize and share it. Among these regularities, only Zipf's law has been explored in depth. Other basic properties, such as the existence of bursts of rare words in specific documents, have only been studied independently of each other and mainly by descriptive models. As a consequence, there is a… CONTINUE READING
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