Quantifying origin and character of long-range correlations in narrative texts

@article{Drozdz2016QuantifyingOA,
  title={Quantifying origin and character of long-range correlations in narrative texts},
  author={Stanislaw Drozdz and Pawel Oswiecimka and Andrzej Kulig and Jaroslaw Kwapien and Katarzyna Bazarnik and Iwona Grabska-Gradzinska and Jan Rybicki and Marek Stanuszek},
  journal={Inf. Sci.},
  year={2016},
  volume={331},
  pages={32-44}
}
In natural language using short sentences is considered efficient for communication. However, a text composed exclusively of such sentences looks technical and reads boring. A text composed of long ones, on the other hand, demands significantly more effort for comprehension. Studying characteristics of the sentence length variability (SLV) in a large corpus of world-famous literary texts shows that an appealing and aesthetic optimum appears somewhere in between and involves selfsimilar, cascade… CONTINUE READING
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