Optimization of American English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese over time for efficient communication

Abstract

Frequent words tend to be short, and many researchers have proposed that this relationship reflects a tendency towards efficient communication. Recent work has sought to formalize this observation in the context of information theory, which establishes a limit on communicative efficiency called the channel capacity. In this paper, I first show that the… (More)

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@inproceedings{Pate2017OptimizationOA, title={Optimization of American English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese over time for efficient communication}, author={John Pate}, booktitle={CogSci}, year={2017} }